Kickboxing vs. Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu – ends quickly and brutally

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu (also spelled Choy Li Fut) is a style of Chinese martial arts that was founded in 1836 and is much more ‘external’ when compared to many other Chinese martial arts.

It is said to be pretty well-rounded for a traditional art and incorporates both striking and grappling techniques in its arsenal as well as pressure point attacks. The late, great Bruce Lee allegedly spoke very highly of Choy Lay Fut and said that it is the most effective system for fighting multiple opponents.

In the following video, we see how a practitioner of this very old style does against a modern kickboxing practitioner and don’t blink because it doesn’t last very long at all.

The kickboxer absolutely demolishes the Kung Fu practitioner in this one in about 3 or 4 seconds. The Choy Lay Fut guy has no idea about range or movement and literally just stands right in front of the kickboxer who blasts him with a leg kick, followed by a punch combination then finally with a brutal head kick.

The only positive thing you can say about the Kung Fu practitioner in this one is he certainly has a good chin on him and he’s tough after not going down from that head kick.

Perhaps there is something to that kind of extreme body conditioning and pain tolerance stuff Kung Fu guys do because that head kick would probably have knocked out most people I reckon.

The system combines the martial arts techniques from various Northern and Southern Chinese kung-fu systems; the powerful arm and hand techniques from the Shaolin animal forms from the South, combined with the extended, circular movements, twisting body, and agile footwork that characterizes Northern China’s martial arts. It is considered an external style, combining soft and hard techniques, as well as incorporating a wide range of weapons as part of its curriculum. Choy Li Fut is an effective self-defense system, particularly noted for defense against multiple attackers. It contains a wide variety of techniques, including long and short-range punches, kicks, sweeps and takedowns, pressure point attacks, joint locks, and grappling. [Source: Wiki]

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