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The Drunken Arts

The Drunken Arts

Drunken Fu | Drunken Kung Fu | Zui Quan | Eight Immortals | Videos | Contact Info

Drunken Fu

The secret behind Drunken style kung fu is the sudden release of power from awkward positions. The footwork enables the user to confuse his opponent by swaying, falling, and move as if he were drunk. A common hand form is positioning the hands as if holding a small Chinese rice wine cup or a jug. Even while falling, the user can attack and dodge an opponent.

The most famous style is Eight Immortals. It refers to the ancient Chinese legend of the Eight Immortals. According to the legend, they were invited to attend a banquet in an undersea kingdom. At the banquet, they became drunk and wild. All of the kingdoms guards attacked the drunken immortals, but the immortals created an impromptu style on the spot and defeated the guardsmen. This is the style taught to people now. There are numerous variations on Drunken Techniques. Some of the more famous ones are fusions such as Five Drunken Animals based upon the Five Animals techniques, Eight Immortals, Drunken Monkey, Drunken Eagle Claw, Taijiquan, Choy-Li-Fatt Kungfu, and drunken weapon techniques, such as the Drunken Staff, the Drunken Sword, and the Drunken Spear.

Drunken Kung Fu

Drunken Kung Fu is a fighting form of Chinese Kung Fu. There are various Northern and Southern Drunken Kung Fu forms. The movements of this style symbolize a person who is drunk, and the movements as well as the user look clumsy and relaxed. According to the legend, the user would perform far better if he had a drink between his countering and attacking. During the form there are many postures where the user would appear to be asking for a refill. The hand and finger positioning demonstrate as if the practitioner is holding a small cup.

It is a very effective system when used, because the opponent is constantly suprised by the Drunken users movements of attack and defense. This form offers counter and attacking movements from all ranges, from the ground to head level attacks.

Zui Quan (Drunkard Boxing)

In Zui Quan, the boxers falter, waddle, fall and sway just like a clumsy drunk. Zui Quan can be used for both fighting and maintaining health. However, the drunkard boxers go out of their way to stress the combative side of their style. They blend a series of movements, actions, and skills of the martial arts and try to confuse their opponents with special skills which often lead them to surprise victories.

Execution of the drunkard boxing demands extreme flexibility of the joints as well as suppleness, dexterity, power, and coordination. All of which can be developed in the course of practice. The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard like, unsteady movements and actions to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.

Drunkard boxers are required to be responsive with good eyesight and fist plays. They move in unconnected steps but with a flexible body combining hardness and suppleness. They have to be fast to get the better of their opponents, but their main tactic is to pretend defense while trying to attack by aiming in one direction but attacking in another. Various degrees of drunkenness are demonstrated by different ranges of movements and expressions in the eye.

Eight Immortals

According to the legend, the eight immortals were invited to attend a banquet in an undersea kingdom. At the banquet, they became drunk and wild. All of the kingdom's guards attacked the drunken immortals, but the immortals created an impromptu style on the spot and defeated the guardsmen. This is the style taught to people now. There are numerous variations on Drunken Techniques. Some of the more famous ones are fusions such as Five Drunken Animals based upon the Five Animals techniques, Eight Immortals, Drunken Monkey, Drunken Eagle Claw, Taijiquan, Choy-Li-Fatt Kungfu, and drunken weapon techniques, such as the Drunken Staff, the Drunken Sword, and the Drunken Spear.

Each man, one weight;
Each horse, one stand;
Each church, one border;
Each master to his own technique.

Lu - The sober drunkard with eternal strength.
Li - The drunken cripple with a powerful right leg.
Han - The drunken immortal holding a wine pot in his arms.
Lan - The drunken immortal with a sudden attack at the waist.
Chan - The drunken immortal with a superior double kick.
Tso - The drunken immortal with a desperate throat lock.
Han Hsiang-Chi - The drunken flute player.
Miss Ho - The drunken woman swinging her body around.

Videos

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Drunken Boxing Video 1
Drunken Boxing Video 2
Drunken Boxing Video 3
Drunken Boxing Video 4
Drunken Boxing Video 5


Drunken Master (1979) DVD
Starring: Jackie Chan
Director: Woo-ping Yuen

Drunken Master 2 (Legend of Drunken Master) (1994) VHS DVD Download the trailer
Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Mui
Director: Chia-Liang Liu

Drunken Fist Boxing (1994) VHS VHS
Starring: Jackie Chan
Director: Yuen Wo-Ping

Shaolin Temple (1979) VHS DVD
Starring: Jet Li
Director: Xinyan Zhang

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