Drunken Fist Boxing

Drunken fist boxing classes in Newcastle NSW – Learn Zui quan
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 essential, during sparring, for giving the fighter the ability to fight and attack in any condition. Practiced fo a non-boxing-based training, Drunken Fist Boxing is great for keeping your body relaxed, flexible and extremely fit.

Drunken Fist Boxing is taught at Heart of The Orient Dojo as Workshop event only.


September 29th
Drunken Fist Boxing Basics + Application
9:00 to 11:00 AM

October 27th
Basic + Advanced Acrobatics
9:00 to 11:00 AM

December 1st
Drunken Staff: Learn the dao lu with the Stick (Zui gun)
9:00 to 11:00 AM

Terms and Conditions: Total Cost for three-day Workshop: $ 88. You can reserve your place to the Wokshop by paying in advance before September 22nd. Payment can be done in person at our Dojo (on training days or by appointment), or through Paypal (please transfer the event fee to this Paypal address: ebay@heartoftheorient.com). Maximum athletes allowed per day: 10. In case of rain, training is postponed to the following Saturday. Athletes must enter the Dojo at least 10 minutes before each single event commences. Athletes are required to enter the premises with their own water, snack, and a towel. Event fee is not reduced for Athletes participating to only 1 or 2 workshop days. Tickets are non refundable.

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More about Drunken Fist Boxing: the hardest among Chinese Martial Arts styles
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’ aim was NOT to showcase the pleasure of drinking, but rather the ability to blend sobriety with skills, and as a consequence of this, attaining enlightenment as fluidity and complete freedom of movement.


There are many legends linked to the origin of this style. The most credited one goes as follows: one day in ancient China, after winning a martial arts tournament, a Kungfu school started celebrating its victory drinking heaps of the typical Asian liquor (Bajiu). According to the legend, members of the defeated school, who came to their campus to take their revenge, got beaten again, as their opponent were all drunk after celebrating late that night.

drunkenWhy learning Drunken Fist Boxing. It is this set of bizarre characteristic that make this style so useful in sparring: regardless of the choreographic part of it, Drunken fist boxing instructs practitioners not to get drunk (of course), but to use improvisation to create a chance to strike, and the ability to strike fists from very awkward and unusual positions, where a traditional fighter would find hard to perform due to the unbalanced nature of the Drunken Boxing guard.

Heart of The Orient for the first time introduces Drunken Fist Boxing in Newcastle NSW to Martial Artists of any style, and is proudly brought to you by Shifu Fabio Zambelli. We recommend at least 3 years of constant practice in any martial style, along with perfect bone and joint conditions.


kung fu classes newcastle nswAll classes and styles belong to the Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy program and are brought to you in their genuineness.
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The Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy allows its Students to learn any class with no limitation. However, we strongly suggest to follow a gradual 3+2 year program where you can start from the easiest skill to the most complex Shaolin Kungfu technique. Furthermore, this is the only way the Academy will recognize your achievements.