Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng 長橋發勁
and Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng 短橋發勁 – Part 3
Master Tse’s hits first
The question is, which one is more powerful, Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng 長橋發勁 or Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng 短橋發勁? The answer is Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng. Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng can injure people very badly. This is because the tight fist being thrown over a long distance can accelerate to a high speed. This creates a lot of power. Also it is much easier to use the whole body, from the legs, waist, body and arm to make the punch very powerful. So if you want to test the power of your punch, you should use Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng. This means that Chèunhg Kìuh Faat Gihng is not as powerful as Dyún Kìuh Faat Gihng, and most people, at that close distance will not be able to create much power. So Wing Chun wants us to train to be good and powerful at that close distance and then we will have an advantage. We will be quick and powerful. Your opponent might have a powerful punch, but if you hit them first with enough power you can break their ribs or joints, or you can hit their face. Then no matter if your opponent has a more powerful punch, you will beat them because you hit them first. Not only that, once you hit them, they will lose their balance and then they will not be able to use their power, or once they are hurt, they will be weakened.