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ANSWERS TO QUIZ ON COMBAT — SERIES 1



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  1. What is the main function of free sparring in traditional kungfu training?

    Answer
    To test or confirm combat efficiency.


  2. Before you even move in to attack, you need to have “four modes of preparation”. What are these “four modes of preparation”?

    Answer
    1. Be ready in jing, qi and shen (physically, energetically and spiritually). 2. Assess the opponent. 3. Look for an opening (or create one). 4. Move in smoothly and quickly.


  3. When you move in to attack, you need to “ask the way”. What are the two main purposes of asking the way?

    Answer
    1. Test for “feint or real” (not only regarding techniques, but also force and speed). 2. Open or tame his gate.


  4. In your attack, you should achieve “three arrivals”. What are these “three arrivals”?

    Answer
    1. Arrival of heart. 2. Arrival of feet. 3. Arrival of hands.


  5. In combat, skills are often more crucial than techniques. What are the three fundamental skills (meaning the most basic and the most important skills) for combat efficiency?

    Answer
    1. Right timing. 2. Right spacing. 3. Sufficient force.




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