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Fighting on the Moon

Fighting on the Moon…? What on Earth! While we wait for this opportunity to become real, let’s analyze eight tips that will help you prevail in sparring, turning the picture of the Moon into a powerful ally during the match. You really don’t buy it, do you…? Let’s get started, then!

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Number Eight: Never turn your back on the Enemy

The Moon keeps the same face pointing towards the Earth, so you better do the same when you fight.

Number Seven: Flying while fighting

Your weight on the Moon is one sixth your weight on Earth, so you won’t have any stability at all. In a fight, try to be grounded but adaptable, just like a tree plays with the wind during a storm.

Number Six: Never too close, never too far

The Moon revolves around Earth in an elliptical orbit, so you better apply the same concept with your opponent: there’s a moment to get close to him, and a moment where you have to keep your distance. Only by alternating the short with the long you will prevail.

Number Five: Small yet impacting.

Although the size of the Moon is one fourth the size of the Earth, she can still slow Earth’s rotation. Not satisfied? Think about high and low tides, and how our mood changes over the month.

Don’t underestimate yourself even if your opponent is bigger than you

Number Four: Big in the sky, but so far away

There are 385.000 kilometers between the Moon and the Earth, requiring lots of energy and time to reach her, so give your opponent a hard time by becoming hard to catch.

Number Three: Create confusion

The Moon can cover the world with darkness, even for a short time, but she can also hide herself to the Earth by moving strategically, thanks to a known phenomenon called Lunar Eclipse.

In a fight, you must create the best conditions for yourself by using the surrounding elements to your own advantage. Be smart

Number Two: All banged up, but still up and fighting

The surface of the Moon says a lot about her past: fear the opponent that draws near with a battle-scarred body and a suit covered with patches, as he has clearly been through many battles.

Number One: Deceiving

Either you are seeing a rabbit, a face, or two lovers, the surface of the Moon in a clear sky constantly changes, so give your opponent a tough time by misleading him.

Change is the cause and the consequence of all things

Fabio Zambelli
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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