Twenty-Four Leg Techniques Part 18
Jip Geuk 接脚 i
Jip Geuk 接脚 is the next technique. Jip 接 means contact, so Jip Geuk means Contacting Leg. When we are fighting, or during Chī Geuk 黐腳 – Sticking Leg or even during Chī Sáu 黐手 – Sticking Hands one leg can make contact with one of the opponent’s legs. This often happens accidentally and usually it is foot to foot, or lower leg to lower leg. It can be the inside of the foot or the outside of the foot, or inside the lower leg of the outside of the lower leg. This situation is Jip Geuk for both you and your opponent. It is like in Chī Sáu, the hand touch and you can both feel each other’s energy. When the hands touch, we can wait a little bit as we are usually still at a safe distance, but when the feet or legs touch, we cannot wait too long because the distance will be quite close. The most common situation is when we touch the outside of our foot to the outside of our opponent’s foot, usually at the small toe area. If we stand still for too long, our opponent might use Cháai Geuk 踩脚 – Stamping Leg to stamp down on our foot. It is particularly dangerous as this technique is hard to see coming since we cannot look down at our feet otherwise we will get hit.