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    what style is this?

    Hi,

    can somebody tell me which style of gongfu has an advancing chain punch, but done with horizontal fists in a steamrolling motion? Think of a boxer's speedbag workout. Is this a Southern Mantis, or possibly Xing-i horse technique? I've seen it used in a fight, and it seemed quite natural.



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    There is a crane technique like that. Hard to say based on your description if that's what you are referring to.
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    could very well be. Like a Wing Chun chain punch or rolling punch, but done with the fists horizontal instead of vertical. Landing with the first 2 knuckles, like consecutive chopping fists.

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    Charlie Foot has chain punches too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortBridge View Post
    There is a crane technique like that. Hard to say based on your description if that's what you are referring to.
    YongChun Southern Crane uses that formation, both in a flying or grounded attack. It is used to disrupt, making way for a power strike. I have only practiced it's use as a grounded attack (frontal) and also as a 360degree one foot grounded spinning disruption before strike. My son, who I used to use as a weight from the time he was a baby until he weighed 60 lbs to practice repetitive one leg outstretched (front) lifts said to me when he was 7 or so that he had been watching me work out for years and showed me one of my techniques I practiced daily. It was the pummeling fists (thread topic) that he chose to demonstrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5sb...A6610B&index=9
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    Quote Originally Posted by hskwarrior View Post
    Charlie Foot has chain punches too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStriker View Post
    YongChun Southern Crane uses that formation, both in a flying or grounded attack. It is used to disrupt, making way for a power strike. I have only practiced it's use as a grounded attack (frontal) and also as a 360degree one foot grounded spinning disruption before strike. My son, who I used to use as a weight from the time he was a baby until he weighed 60 lbs to practice repetitive one leg outstretched (front) lifts said to me when he was 7 or so that he had been watching me work out for years and showed me one of my techniques I practiced daily. It was the pummeling fists (thread topic) that he chose to demonstrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5sb...A6610B&index=9
    Interesting... Is this found in Mantis and the other Hakka arts as well?

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    every northern kung fu style has it and its called chain punch

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie foot View Post
    Interesting... Is this found in Mantis and the other Hakka arts as well?
    Have not seen any video reference outside the link I posted. The rolling effect is generated from the waist and the emphasis is in the upward (4)strokes as in an uppercut. Chain punch is a different animal. In the WingChun SLT form I learned, the 3 punches at the end of the set are not targeting the same area on opponents torso and are all meant to dislodge with upward impact, unlike the chain-punch in this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuqB8YS4uV4
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    My Tiger-Crane form has this, it's called: Continuous Arrow Punching.

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    I study a bit of whooping crane, but am not an expert. I don't think of this technique as chain punching, though. It's more of a rolling bridge/disruption. It might look similar to a wing chun chain punch, but from an application standpoint, I liken it more to Kwan Sao.
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    In Hsing-I the basic horizontal punch is beng one of the 5 fundamental fist techniques- typically drilled in an advancing footwork step.

    Bawang said it first Northern Longfist has this also- a horizontal punch hitting in succession- cha- to hit in succesion.

    by a boxer's speedbag work i assume u mean the quick succession of over-hand punches- there is something like that also in longfist, another basic technique, except we never drilled this technique "in succession" on the bags in class. This technique works like a charm in sparring especially - a block/sweep and a rolling smash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie foot View Post
    can somebody tell me which style of gongfu has an advancing chain punch,
    When I was 11 years old, my brother in law taught me an open hand form and a staff form. One day I got into a fight and my open hand form didn't help me much. After I told my fighting result to my brother in law, he stopped teaching me any more forms. For the following 3 years, I did nothing but "1 step 3 punches". IMO, the "1 step 3 punches" or "chain punches" has nothing to do with style but has to do with "self-training".

    Today, I like to hit on my heavy bag as hard/fast as I can none stop for about 60 punches. Which style am I training? I truly don't know/care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouKnowWho View Post
    When I was 11 years old, my brother in law taught me an open hand form and a staff form. One day I got into a fight and my open hand form didn't help me much. After I told my fighting result to my brother in law, he stopped teaching me any more forms. For the following 3 years, I did nothing but "1 step 3 punches". IMO, the "1 step 3 punches" or "chain punches" has nothing to do with style but has to do with "self-training".

    Today, I like to hit on my heavy bag as hard/fast as I can none stop for about 60 punches. Which style am I training? I truly don't know/care.
    Very interesting... I had a similar experience last year. Started walking up and down my room doing Sanchin with a tiger claw grab and phoenix eye punch. Was it Uechi? Wuzuquan? Didn't care....it's what my body felt like doing.

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    it doesnt matter if its vertical or horizontal fist, its all called chain punching.

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