Practical Applications – “Parry and Punch”

The photo album below shows James (University student attending public class) performing the technique “Parry and Punch” from the Hand Form upon John.

In this technique, when the attacker throws a committed punch to the head, the defender quickly evades the defense using “Seven Stars” footwork (trained in paired pushing hands exercise), lightly parrying the attack and countering with a close-range punch to the floating ribs.

Wearing boxing gloves (optional) allows the partners to train more intensely to better re-create the conditions of an authentic attack without risking injury.