kung fu moves · 05/26/2023

Wing Chun Twelve Move Partial Fist

Wing Chun Quan Pian Quan is the first form of the Twelve Sans, consisting of the upper body’s Pian Quan and the lower body’s Pian Ma (Ziwu Ma). Partial boxing is not only a basic skill, but also a practical technique. Through partial boxing training, we can stretch our joints, muscles, and waist, improve our punching speed and explosive power, as well as the coordination and flexibility of various parts of the body. In practical combat, we can lift our legs without shifting our center of gravity. Due to the deviation of the fist, the entire upper body deviates from the central axis, forming a posture of “avoiding reality and avoiding emptiness”, achieving the ideal effect of “using long and short strokes without dissipating” in dealing with the enemy.


Action explanation


Open your feet and take a horse stance. The distance between your toes is shoulder width apart, forming an inner octave. A slight forward bend of the knees and internal forceps of both knees constitute the Ganyang Horse Step. Bend your elbows in front of your chest, with your right hand down, palm facing up, and your left hand at your right wrist, palm facing down. Drop your shoulders and elbows, hold your chest and abdomen together, and sink your qi into the elixir field. (Figure 1)


Change your fists with both hands, punch your left fist in and forward, turn your crotch to the right, and pull your right hand back to rotate the horse step 90 degrees. Keep the upper body with the chest and abdomen closed, and the lower body with the knees inside sweet, with the body’s center of gravity resting on the left leg. (Figure 2)

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Bring your left hand back while your right hand crosses the midline forward: with a middle punch, cross your hands in front of your chest, your left hand in front, and your right hand in back. Drive the waist and crotch to rotate with one retraction and one thrust. (Figure 3)


Pierce the right fist and charge forward, turn the crotch to the left, pull the left hand back and drive the horse step to rotate 90 degrees. Keep the upper body with the chest and abdomen tucked in, and lower body weight should fall on the right leg in both knees. (Figure 4)

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Action points

The upper body requires a chest tuck, and the lower body horse step requires internal pliers with the center of gravity resting on the hind legs. During the punching process, it is necessary to pay attention to using the hands to carry the waist, the waist to the waist, and the waist to the waist with the waist belt. The horse step should be centered around the front of the feet, and the movements should be as fast and stable, fast and crisp, and fast and heavy as possible. Avoid loose, sluggish, and weak movements.


Action explanation

When the two sides faced off, the other party punched me in the chest with a straight punch, and I blocked the other party’s straight punch with my left hand. At the same time, I hit the other party’s head with a side punch from the midline with my right hand. (Figures 1 and 2)

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The opponent first hit me with a straight left punch and a right assist, and I dodged on my side. The opponent then killed me, and I hit the opponent’s head and neck with a straight left side punch. (Figures 3 and 4)



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Immediately after, the right leg was lifted in place and the Yin leg was lifted, but the other person did not support it and fell to the ground in response. (Figures 5 and 6)



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