Zui Chuan

Zui Chuan, or Drunkard Chuan, is a kind of fist form style imitating drunkard’s movements. The movements of the fist looks like drunkard who can not walk straight and go swaying. To practice this fist does not need you drunk a lot. It is just the gesture and movement, the people is still sober.


The Origin of the Zui Chuan

 

Generally, it is considered as a fist style created in movies. The real origin of Zui Chuan is still remained to be proven. But there are many Chinese Kung Fu Schools has Zui Chuan. Now, the Zui Chuan which is well known to public is from the movies of Jacky Chen. Yuan He Ping, the director of movie Zui Chuan, said that Zui Chuan was existed before, but not like the Zui Chuan in the movie, and it may be already lost to the world.

 

In Black Taiger Men (Hei Long Men) and Hong Fo, there are still the patterns of Zui Chuan existed. Hei Hu Men even has the three patterns: Zui Chuan: fully drunken, drunken snack and drunken masters. Hong Fo have drunken masters and four big lames. It is said that, Su Chan, one of the ten tigers in Guangdong, used to practice Zui Chuan, but we could not find historical materials.
 


Zui Chuan


Schools of Zui Chuan

 

Zui Chuan can be divided into two main schools: the north school and the south school. The north schools was said to be created by Lu Zhisheng, a character of Water Margin. For the south school, it is said that Huang Fei Hong learned the true fist style, and Su Shi Zui Chuan was created by Su Chan.


Characteristics of Zui Chuan


 

The main characteristic of Zui Chuan is to hide the intention of fighting and the combative hits in drunken movements, and used the unsteady gestures and steps to confuse the opponent. 

 

The secret of the Zui Chuan is to maintain a clear conscious while appear drunkenness.

 

People who practice Zui Chuan should better be responsive with good eyesight and acting skills. Their movements are unsteady and flexible but combine with power and suppleness. They pretend to be drunken is for better understanding of their opponents. According to the drunken degrees, the movements and appearance is different. 

 
Zui Chuan


Zui Chuan Su Qi Er, One of the Ten Tigers in Guangdong


Zui Chuan, or Drunkard Chuan, is a kind of fist form style imitating drunkard’s movements. The movements of the fist looks like drunkard who can not walk straight and go swaying. To practice this fist does not need you drunk a lot. It is just the gesture and movement, the people is still sober.

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