CHOY LAY FUT PRESSURE POINTS
Chinese medicine and in particular acupuncture (点穴), is a very important part of technical knowledge of kung fu practitioners. In fact, the traditional Chinese martial art aims to search for the martial efficiency into the movement, the development of the technical potential into hits and the physical and energetic balance of the person. All the different cognitive aspects of acupuncture that are made of meridians, canals, energy points, organs and manipulation, have provided a training field and experimentation for martial professionals. With the flow of time, the martial artist has made the extensive cognitive apparatus of acupuncture simple, obtaining an easy to use and an efficient system of study and self-defense approach. The study of the pressure points in the Choy Lay Fut training path recommended by Sifu de Nittis includes the learning of methods, attack areas, angles, directions, and breathing techniques. It is very important to highlight that in the application of the pressure points the force used is not physical – external tensive (lik), but it is a relaxed and focused force, maintaining an elastic type of energy.
The study of this advanced methodology requires a base knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine and human anatomy, as well as a proven experience in practice of traditional kung fu techniques.