The hardest among Chinese Martial Arts styles, Drunken Fist Boxing (Zui quan) aims to get the enemy distracted through irregular and off-balance movements. Regardless of its legendary origins and its weird-looking movements, Drunken Fist Boxing is very useful for giving the fighter the ability to fight and attack in any condition.
Probably the most bizarre but choreographic of all Martial Arts styles, Drunken Fist Boxing is mysterious like its origin. It is also called the Boxing of the Eight Drunkards, taking this name from the legends surrounding the Taoistic period where Drunken Boxing was born. Following their Taoistic heritage, these eight immortals show not the pleasure of drinking but the ability to blend sobriety with skills and as a consequence of this, attaining enlightenment as fluidity and freedom of movement.
There are many legends linked to the origin of this style. The most credited one is as follows. One day in ancient China, after winning the martial arts tournament, the school started celebrating their victory using the typical Asian liquor, called Bajiu, and they all got drunk. According to the legend, that night members of the defeated school came to take their revenge, only to get beaten again by the drunken fighters. It is this characteristic which makes this style so useful in fighting. Regardless of the most choreographic part of it, Drunken fist boxing teaches students not to get drunk, but to use improvisation to create a chance to strike, and the ability to strike fists from very awkward and unusual positions, where a normal fighter wouldn’t strike because of the unbalanced nature of the guard. Heart of The Orient introduces Drunken Fist Boxing in Newcastle NSW for the first time to all Martial Artists with at least 3 years of constant practice (minimum 5 days per week).
The Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy allows its Students to learn any style with no limitation. However, we strongly suggest to follow a gradual, 3+2 years program where you will start from the basics to the toughest Shaolin Kungfu styles. Furthermore, this is the only way the Academy recognizes your achievements.