How to Do Basic Kung Fu : Blocking In & Out in Kung Fu
Hi welcome back again. Now I assume or I believe
that most of you have seen the tape called Karate Kid. When Meyoke says wax on, wax off.
Look at that again, wax on, and wax off. Actually in karate, in kung fu, wax on, wax off, on,
off, on, off. That’s all about it. Now when it comes to front stance on, off, on off.
Now when it comes to cast stance on, off and later we will talk about when it comes to
tong fa on, off, on, off. Now when it comes to the fighting position it is very practical
hands up, boom, that’s all. At this moment I will show it to you. Please come over. I
am going to touch his shoulder. He is in fighting position. Of course he is not going to use
the classic stance because it will never happen on the street. It’s a hook or if it is a straight
punch or an inverted touch. You see that. Now how about switch to the other side. How
about use the back hand. Why are we using the back hand for outside block? Imagine that
when you are going to take a roundhouse kick are you going to use outside block? That’s
not going to happen. One outside block, forget it, you’ve got to use two hands. You have
got to use two hands, one hand; he’s going to block one hand. So two hands. That hurts
my shin. Two hands. When you see someone who is skillful aim for the head and don’t use
one hand, always use two hands. Go out and in, out and in. When it comes to elbow, if
you use one hand you are in trouble. Take a look. If you use the elbow, it is sharp
and it goes this way and it will bounce to your own eyes. If you use two hands it is
so solid and remember when I elbow him I might go for the other side. Look at this out and
in. You see this one. Again. Now if you are lucky enough he’ll use one hand to protect
his face, he’ll hit his own face; sock his own thumb right in the mouth. Two hands. Later we will incorporate with block and straight
punch. Take a look that if I touch this one, something is going to come out; if I touch
this one something is going to come out. So after this kind of training it will help you
to develop the combination of block and straight punch. How about inside punch? Look at it
slowly, inside block, boom, inside block; boom and now put them all together. Good.
Now show it one more time, snap it. So block is very important. If you think block is useless,
that is okay we are coming into a free country but if you don’t like block why don’t you
take it with your face?