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HUNGZIA QIAN, or HUNGAR Style

 

This is one of the five "great" styles in Guangdong Province. According to one version, this style was created by a certain Hong Yiguan, famous for his fight against Manchu invaders. According to another, it originated from Hong Xiuquan (1814-1864), the organizer and chief leader of the Taiping Rebellion. But, most likely, this style developed gradually and it has no single founding father. This hypothesis is supported by the fact that even today Hongjia style exists in PRC in the form of several dozens of schools with predominantly rural character. In addition, there were several schools of this style spread among the members of Hongmen, the "Hong Brotherhood" (meaning the above-mentioned Hong Xiuquan). It was these schools that came together with emigrants to Western countries and have recently become quite widespread there under the name of "Hungarian style".

 

The Hunjia style is characterized by low stances, side attacks with an approach to the opponent, kicks "phoenix eye" (i.e. a phalanx of the index finger put forward), "tiger paw" and the palm of the hand. Leg blows are delivered to the middle and lower part of the body. Their movements are mainly short, stiff and concentrated. A lot of transitions. The tactics calls for the defense first, and only then the transition to the attack. For example, a well-known master of this style Chen Jianshan first attacked the opponent with short blows from a short distance, while moving in small steps. And when his opponent took a big step back, hoping that here it has not reached, Chen Jianshan performed a long jump forward and hit him directly in the groin or stomach.