QUIZ ON COMBAT -- SERIES 4
Here is a series of quizzes to test and help you to revise your understanding of combat principles. Series 1 refers to the review webpage on Combat Sequence 1, Series 2 refers to the review webpage on Combat Sequence 2, and so on. Consult the respective webpages if needed.
Those attending the Special Shaolin Kungfu Course (by invitation only) should complete the quizzes successfully as part of their preparation.
Go to the answers (assessable from a link found at the bottom of the page) only when you are quite sure the ones given by you are correct. In other words, check the answers not for curiosity but for confirmation.
Combat Quiz Series 4
Strikes (or hand attacks) can come from any directions, but for convenience of study and practice, past masters classified all these directions into four (or five) categories or ways. What are these four (five) directions of striking?
”Precious Duck Swims Through Lotus” is just one pattern or technique in a certain way of striking. By varying one or both of two factors, we can have a great variety of techniques in the same way of striking. What are these two factors?
Traditional masters did not allow their students to engage in free sparring until they were ready. But modern students rush into free sparring without preparation. What are their two inevitable results?
”Hang a Golden Star” is not normally used in combat because of its innate disadvantage. What is the disadvantage?
- Nevertheless, in some situations, such as when an opponent sweeps at your low punch, it would be advantageous to use “Hang a Golden Star”. In such situations, you need two skills in your attack. What are they?
Kungfu Terms in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
Striking = ta; da.
Four (five) ways = Seai (ng) lou; xi (wu) lu.
Free sparring = san ta; san da.
Advantageous situation = tak sai; de shi.
Disadvantageous situation = siat sai; shi shi.