Jiao Li Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese Martial Art training in Hung Ga Keun and Dei Tong Keun (Gou Keun). are a part of the regular training regimen.

Jiao Li Kung Fu is largely based off of the Hung family fist (Hung Ga Keun) and Chinese groundboxing (Dei Tong Kuen). However many techniques from other styles have been incorporated into the training. For example strike combos from Choy Lay Faht, wrestling techniques from different forms of Shuai Jiao and Chin Na from various styles of Kung Fu are part of the regular curriculum. Additionally cros

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DRUNKEN FIST

The Drunken Fist has certainly been an elusive technique that mostly appeared as an interesting movie gimmick from greats such as Jackie Chan. When performing Kung Fu forms, people will do a drunken fist form section as if they were literally… Super drunk.

But does this is technique actually have any real utility? There certainly have been many theories on how to utilize the techniques from awkward blocks and maybe strange looking strikes.

However, if you take a deeper look, in addition to some strike patterns, the drunken fist techniques are extremely effective wrestling/grappling maneuvers. The footwork might look kind of awkward, but, when you are in that grappling/clenching range you often need to use diagonal and circular footwork to bump and push your opponent off of balance. And the hand techniques service gripping patterns that are generally used for the leg, waist or arm.

Below is a (YouTube short) that I made on the drunken fist techniques. Check it out if you get a chance! And please let me know what you think about the video in the comments below and let me know what else you’d like to see.



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Bare Knuckle training is better | it’s not about bone density | Real Kung Fu Training 07/24/2021

Barehand training is better | it’s not about bone density | Real Kung Fu Training

There’s been an endless debate about barehand training versus boxing gloves and hand wraps. Both have great benefit and limitations. This video briefly goes over the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Some important topics in the video include:
1) bone density: Bone density is generated by placing continual pressure onto your body, which results in reactive development of denser bone tissue. There is a general acceptance that bare handed training is superior for bone density due to the direct contact of your hand to its target. However, due to the added protection, a boxing glove may actually allow you to hit harder (and possibly for a longer period of time ) which could result in an overall greater development bone density. But this doesn’t necessarily make practice with gloves superior it just gives more insight into our potential training options. Bareknuckle training on sandbags, appropriate focus mitts etc. is still essential. Of note, barehand training will develop skin toughness and conditioning (of your hand) that gloved training will not.

2) Strike protection: There is a thought that you will likely break your hand if you don’t train with boxing gloves and hand wraps. The reality is, you can break your hand regardless if you have boxing gloves and hand wraps on or not. While the protective gear will help, it definitely will not completely prevent injury. It also won’t necessarily prevent long-term injury as many may believe. Any intense and repetitive impact related exercise can lead to long-term conditions such as arthritic changes and inflammation. Additionally, the boxing club can falsely make one feel that they have more protection than they actually do and lead to overtraining resulting in greater injury.

3) Wrist alignment: boxing gloves give you a very very large striking surface and hand wraps create an unnatural support arriving your wrist which allows you more room for error when you punch. This added protection can be very important for beginners, however can be really detrimental when you stop wearing the boxing gloves. Basically, boxing gloves can train in poor wrist alignment which can quickly translate into a sprained wrist when striking barehanded. (Of note, a sprained/ strained wrist is and extremely common injury, far more common than breaking your hand)

4) defensive protection: boxing gloves give a large padded surface area in which you can efficiently defend yourself. It basically creates a big foam shield around the target that is very effective at deflecting strikes. This defensive advantage can be great for beginners and for prolonged hard to sparring sessions. However, In a real fighting situation you won’t have the boxing glove to provide you with this protective advantage and your boxing glove style blocks may not effective block barehanded strikes.

5) power generation: when your hands are wrapped tightly you lose a lot of the “flicking force” that you can generate with your bare hand. This flicking force or squeezing power can significantly change the way you strike and adds an entirely new element to your striking game.
Conversely, With tight hand wraps you loose a lot of this power, which means that you have to rely a bit more on the waste and/or shoulder turn to generate power, but lose out on the additional force you can generate from your barehand

6) MMA gloves: these are basically improvement of Kung Fu Lei Tai gloves. Certain types of MMA gloves (usually the sparring MMA glove) are small enough to encourage barehanded style blocking yet protective enough to allow for hard training. Additionally, If you Utilize MMA gloves without hand wraps then you can still practice the flicking force that you get from barehand training. In my opinion, this glove offers the best of both worlds.

In the end, boxing gloves, hand wraps and barehand methods if training are all important, however I feel most people don’t spend enough time with barehand training to be confident with it.

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Real Kung Fu Training - Jab drills | Kung Fu for MMA and Kickboxing 07/10/2021

Real Kung Fu Training | Jabbing drills | Kung Fu for kickboxing and mma

Real Kung Fu training - Kung Fu jabbing drills For kickboxing, SanDa and mma.

In a previous video I showed Solo drills for three major traffic techniques of Kung Fu. In this video I go over to person drills to help you gain timing, distancing and defensive capabilities against these techniques.

These three techniques are highly useful in many forms of combat and very common in kung Fu competition as well as in boxing, kickboxing and MMA.

In kung fu, the techniques are very versatile and often one technique will have many uses. These techniques are technically front hand attacks that can be performed as power strikes or fast rapid jabbing strikes.

The techniques included in this video are:
1) corkscrew punch: also known as a Chaap Chuy, is a type of spiraling front hand punch that’s both fast and flexible and has the advantage of bending around your opponents guard.
2) side punch: also known as Gin Chuy. This type of vertical punch was made famous by Bruce Lee. This video tends to show the side punch as a power strike more so than a whipping strike.
3) Front Hand Straight Punch: this technique is strangely enough also known as a Chaap Chuy . This is a very common strike and most styles of martial arts. This strike looks closest to the traditional job you see from boxers and kickboxers.

If you have a question about the techniques in the video, or are just interested in learning more about real Kung Fu Training, then write a comment below or send me an email at [email protected]



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Real Kung Fu Training - Conditioning Drills | Toughen up your body 07/03/2021

Real Kung Fu Training – Conditioning Drills / Toughen up your body

What makes many fighters successful is their level of combative conditioning. Techniques become useless when your body can’t handle the force and power from the opponent. In this video we go over five major impact conditioning drills from Shaolin Kung Fu. These drills have helped to prepare many Kung Fu practitioners for the Full Contact arena.

This video will feature several different conditioning techniques:

1) 3 Star Blocking: this is basically a three-part form conditioning drill. Extremely useful for resisting impact from strikes.

2) Hammer Hits: this is actually another forearm conditioning drill that focuses on the inner part of the form, which is an area that can frequently become injured during fights.

3) Slap Back: this is hand and palm conditioning drill that’s perfect for preparing your hand to block and stuff hard strikes.

4) Shoulder Bump: this is an upper arm and torso conditioning drill. This trains your torso to be able to resist shock as well as drive force through your upper body.

5) Calf Kicks: This is a lower leg conditioning drills. Technically this technique can be used for both upper leg (sigh) and lower leg (calf) conditioning. This technique also doubles as an actual leg kick, known as the broom kick in Hung Ga Kung Fu. The focus is to prepare your legs to blunt the impact of a hard strike as well reinforce balance.

If you have a question about the techniques in the video, or are just interested in learning more about real Kung Fu Training, then write a comment below or send me an email at [email protected]

My name is Matthew Blazon Yee, I am a long time Kung Fu practitioner and instructor. I have enjoyed many years of successfully training numerous people for competition in San Shou/San Da, Lei Tai, Shuai Jiao and MMA using Traditional Kung Fu. I made the KungFu Fit channel as a dedicated space for teaching these real traditional Shaolin Kung Fu combat applications and techniques that have been tested through the times. You can also check out some of my posts on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jiaolikungfu



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Real kung fu training - How to overhand punch | Fighting tips 06/26/2021

Real Kung Fu training - How to overhand punch | Fighting drills and tips

In this video we explore the Kung Fu overhand punch, also known as the covering punch (caap chuy) and the heavy punch.

This is a core Hung Ga southern Shaolin Kung Fu punching technique. It’s well-known by kickboxers, boxers and MMA fighters as a highly effective power strike. Many fighters have made themselves famous with use of this technique. In this video we going to go over multiple drills that we use in kung fu fighting to train this technique for actual combat.

This video shows a series of progressive strike and defensive drills designed to help train reaction time and fight conditioning to improve your Kung Fu fighting skills. Some people rely exclusively on full out sparring to improve their techniques. While this can help prepare someone for fighting, it often limits the amount of time they are actually drilling each technique. This is because sparring is random and unpredictable, and your training partner usually does not let you get off too many of the same attacks, which ultimately leads to limited repetitions of each maneuver.

Ultimately, the goal is not to learn how to fiercely smash your partner as hard and as fast as possible, but rather to continually improve your speed, timing, power and defensive capability with repetition.

Of note, I also briefly touch upon kung fu movement patterns that involve footwork and blocking patterns but do not go into too much detail. (This could be a future video if people are interested).

This video includes five different training drills:
1. Direct attack: this is a single attack drill that is used to practice distancing and timing of the punch.
2. High Low attack: this Drill uses a front hand low body strike to open up the rear hand over hand strike. The front hand can be used as a distraction where is the backhand is used as the power punch.
3. Double hit: here we are using a right hand uppercut followed by the right hand heavy punch. It’s designed to distract your opponents guard long enough to slip in the overhand strike.
4. Under Over attack: In this drill, we use a ducking overhand punch to slip underneath an opponents rear hand cross to score a big hit.
5. Covering attack: this attack combines the front hand covering back fist to clear an opponents guard in order to score with the overhead right.

The video has a time stamp in the description box if you want to jump right to the training drills.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions about the video, or if you have any video requests. And don't forget to like and subscribe to my Youtube channel KungFu Fit if you want to stay in touch with all of the latest videos!



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Real Kung Fu training - five power punches | solo martial art training | 5 Element Fist 06/19/2021

Real kung fu training, The 5 Element Fist / Solo training drills

These are five proven Kung Fu fighting techniques (known as the 5 element fist) that can be used for boxing, kickboxing, Sanda, MMA or self-defense fighting.

This video features Kung Fu solo training drills (perfect for pandemic or even post pandemic times 😉). I will have Follow Up videos that will feature the actual two person work for each of these techniques done at full speed and power.

Techniques in the video include:
1. throwing punch: this is a long range rising punch That is very flexible and evasive.
2. Overhand punch: this is also known as a heavy punch, which is a downward swinging strike that is known to score frequent knockouts
3. Uppercut: this is a powerful short range rising strike that is most famously used by boxers
4. Thrusting punch: this is a vertical fist punch that looks like it’s similar to a straight punch (aka: cross punch) but actually utilizes more rotational power.
5. Swinging breakfast: this is one of the few outward swinging strikes in Martial art fighting. It can be used as direct strike, a wind up for other techniques, a guard smash or as a spinning attack.

I put a time stamp on the You Tube Videos if you want to quickly get to each technique

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How to hook, backfist and uppercut, the Kung Fu way / fight with your front hand 06/13/2021

Front Hand Fighting - How to Hook, backfist and uppercut, the Kung Fu Way. Here is the next installment of the "front hand fighting videos” that feature the hook punch, uppercut and backfist to help you add to your Kung Fu fight game.

Southern Shaolin Kung Fu has a large amount of lead hand punching techniques. Interestingly enough, I haven’t seen too many videos on YouTube that show these strikes. They are very efficient and effective attacks in kickboxing, mma and san da competition and for self defense.

Techniques in this video are:
1) lead hand hook punch: this is also called a cow horn punch in Kung Fu (I know, it's kind of strange sounding) and this is because of the position of The arm looks a little bit like “a cow horn “

2) back fist: this is a snapping back fist that’s whipped out from the side of your body. Super Common and point fighting, however if you use it appropriately this can be done in full contact fighting as well.

3) lead hand uppercut: I call this a whipping uppercut because the power generation is a lot like a snapping punch more so than a heavy swinging upper cut. (I’ll have a video on that technique as well)

4) Drill punch: this looks a lot like an uppercut because of the fist position, however, the punch shoots outward more so than upward.

There is a time stamp in the Youtube video description box if you want to directly jump to each technique. I hope you enjoy the video!



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How to hook, backfist and uppercut, the Kung Fu way / fight with your front hand Here is the next installment of the front “hand kung fu fighting videos”. Southern Shaolin Kung Fu has a large amount of lead hand punching techniques. Inte...

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