Fic - Hook Hands
A method to create short power while
developing actual defensive and offensive skills is Fic Shu,
commonly called hook hands. It is short snap powers.
Movement is only inches but seeks to develop spring power from the
feet to the fingertips. Methods are many and varied with 4
count and 10 count being common.
As Hakka Mantis is commonly called "short
power and in-fighting" it is natural that elbow strokes would be a
mainstay as they are mid range second hand. Methods are many
and varied and include sticky elbow training. The tip of the
elbow is employed to strike vertical, horizontal, forward, side to
side, backward, up and down.
Qin Na / Shuai Jiao
Qin Na - The mantis claw is used to seize and
control (grab, slice, poke, hit, chop) the joints of the body as well as rip and tear soft
tissue. Emphasis is in the two man forms. Shuai Jiao -
Various sweeps and take downs are employed. A variation of
Osotogari is often seen in the two man forms which always teaches the
counter defense as well.