Our theme this month is the element of Wind (Fu).
The movement associated with wind is circular, multi-directional, with little or no indication when it is about to change. Lighter than touch, or powerful enough to cause complete destruction, the principle of the element of wind or air is unpredictability. It can seem as if you are untouchable and impossible to grab or pin down.
In self-defence, the element of wind shows in a desire to avoid, and stay just beyond, an opponent’s reach. We naturally want to avoid any conflicts or at least a direct confrontation. Strategy is reflected in turning and evasive movements that allow a defender to flank an opponent and smother an assault attempt if necessary.