Greater Accuracy & Refinement

The Technical Element is one of the Five Martial Elements.

The function of the Technical Element is to develop precision and economy in all movements.

Those possessing a sharp, efficient Technical Element are crystal-clear as to how all things should be done. They see how the system works, all the gears, parts and mechanisms which make up their Kung-Fu are correctly formed, as it were.

Inside The Technical Element

Just like the other martial elements, the Technical Element is made up of four components, which are as follows:

  1. Tools
  2. Techniques
  3. Forms
  4. Chi-Sao

Together, these four components provide exact specifications for each & every movement, every tool and technique within the system, plus detailed guidelines and instructions as to their usage and application. This is shown and briefly explained in the diagram below.

FWTS | Components Of The Technical Element

Connections To The Technical Element

Just like the other martial elements, the Technical Element is fully connected via the Creative Relationships and the Control Relationships that exist within the system. Thus, the strengths & weakness within this element will colour and influence the others.

The four relationship pairs formed by these connections are:

  • Technical creates Practical
  • Technical controls Physical
  • Technical is created by Theory
  • Technical is controlled by Strategy

FWTS | Relationships Of The Technical Element

Follow the links on this page to go deeper into the components of the Technical Element, and discover the effects it has upon all the other martial elements.

Where Next?

Level Contents
3 Five Martial Elements The Creative Relationship The Control Relationship
4 Strategic Element
Theoretical Element
Technical Element (you are here)
Practical Element
Physical Element
The Creation Cycle
End Of Branch
The Control Cycle
End Of Branch
5 Tools