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Drunken Fist – Zui quan

Drunken Fist Boxing (Zui Quan)

Drunken Fist Boxing (original name: Zui Quan) is the hardest among the Chinese Martial Arts styles. This style aims at getting the enemy distracted through irregular and off-balance movements. Regardless of its legendary origins and its weird-looking movements, Drunken Fist Boxing is very useful for giving the fighter the ability to fight and attack in any condition.

Where Drunken Boxing originates from. Probably the most bizarre but choreographic of all Martial Arts styles, Drunken Fist Boxing is mysterious like its origin. It is also called the Boxing of the Eight Drunkards, taking this name from the legends surrounding the Daoistic period where Drunken Boxing was born. Following their Daoistic legacy, the intent of these eight immortals was not show pleasure for drinking, but the ability to blend sobriety with skills and as a consequence of this, attaining enlightenment as fluidity and freedom of movement.

Pro et Contra: our Verdict

Pros
  • it can make you more unpredictable, which rises your chances to hit your opponent
  • extremely deceiving: can blur your opponent strategy if mastered
Cons
  • too tough on knees, ligaments and back
  • requires too much training to be mastered
  • not for everyone

Ease of learning
2
Effectiveness
9
Physical Engagement
10
Multi-disciplinary Completeness
8
Athletic Range of Motion
9

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Fabio Zambellihttps://www.martialartsexplained.com/master-fabio-zambelli/
Founder of the Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy - Master Craftsman of Heart of The Orient - Designer of Martial Arts Explained

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