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A few questions

Postby Dennis VW » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:26 am

To whom ever feels they can answer....

1. In one of the youtube videos about your drunken systems, Sifu Ripski talks about "hunting the back". How much time is spent on this subject and in which member section?

2. In another of your youtube videos you show the shape of drunken hand/fist and how it can be used to actually hit with the fist & not only with the wrist. I was going on in the youtube clip, are there videos that go into more detain? Again, in the outer gate, inner court yard or beyond?

3. Are there videos about how Drunken style deals with multiple opponents? How much time is spent on this subject and at what level?

Thx Bunches,
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Re: A few questions

Postby Jase » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:59 am

Hi Dennis,

1.) hunting the back is a concept that occurs at pretty much all levels of training. It is a feature in nearly every technique in some form or another, and is one of those things that is so basic and 'obvious' that it really only requires mentioning it and thinking about it during other training to cultivate. We can discuss it further here if you like.

2.) The drunken cup fist should be described in good detail in the Inner Courtyard videos which contain a fairly complete record of the physical shapes of the style. But the concept is simple and easily practiced. If we accept that a punch is an extension of the long bones of the arm, the usual 'karate' punch lines the top of the hand up with the plane of the forearm. A drunken cup fist is also lined up but along a curve, like an arch. The wrist strike is simply a long bone strike, and the fist itself can hit and be aligned with the arm along a curve...

3.) Multiple opponents are a common feature of training in drunken and the other Ma Family systems and the training for it is started very early in the curriculum. I'm not sure there are videos pertaining specifically to this subject, however.

hope this is somewhat helpful,


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Re: A few questions

Postby Shifu Ripski » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:43 am

Jason has extensive knowledge of the entire Ma style and always gives great answers. Feel free to ask more questions if you want to dig into something more deeply as well with either or both of us!
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