HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF
ERSHIQUAN, OR TWENTY PUNCHES, OF WUZUQUAN
Grandmaster Wong demonstrated Ershiquan or Twenty Punches
Ershiquan, or Twenty Punches, is the second set in Wuzuquan, or Five-Ancestor Kungfu, after its fundamental set, San Zhan. Ershiquan is often called a "practice set" because Wuzuquan practitioners practice it for combat.
The Bow-Arrow Stance is special in Wuzuquan, and is different from the usual Box-Arrow Stance in Shaolin Kungfu. The Wuzuquan Bow-Arrow Stance is shorter, and the feet are slightly apart, quite like the Triangle Stance except that the body weight is placed about 50-50 on both feet. It is an effective stance for many combat situations. In our school, we call it the Dragon-Riding Stance.
Wong Kiew Kit
27th December 2018
Ershiuquan or Twenty Punches -- Pattern Names