The legend tells that there were eight immortals who devoted their time practicing meditation. Combined with ancient techniques of Chinese Yoga (Kai Men / Chi Kung) getting extraordinary abilities.
By natural law they became experts in Kung Fu.
They developed very advanced techniques such as the drunken style. They also worked the internal power to perfectly master the imbalance; they were eight great masters who dominated the control of energy (Chi Kung at its most advanced level).
Inside this group there was a female monk who had good skills in handling all leg-techniques, developing the Martial Chi Kung.
This style was brought to the Shaolin temple to be taught to advanced students after the Saholin destruction in which several monks escaped and hid in villages to not be recognised, and exchanged their names and dressed as beggars. In each village they left teachings that the villagers improved adapting to their customs and physical structures. Within these transformations, the southern drunken style of China, which is not as beautiful but very effective in fight ; at that time the Stick of the Southern Beggar’style is born – name given in honor of a monk who walked the villages pretending to be a blind beggar and handling his stick with great ability.
The drunken style, improved with time and lost its essence due to being a difficult style to learn and perform, since a great physical, mental and spiritual preparation was needed to perform this task.
This style stands out for its ability to deceive the enemy, mistaking him, using the imbalance, spins, jumps, dodges and acrobatics using the opponent’s strength. The techniques is used with the internal energy from the Tan Tien (waist force), hips and shoulders, which combine to launch a coup fists and legs followed by sweep kick.
The purpose of this style is to keep our body in good condition to turn and store energy (Chi Kung) that is used in more advanced spiritual levels.
To the practice of the drunken style is a set of highly refined techniques, and therefore, it is considered as the highest level of the physical plane.
With practice, physical changes on the internal organs and endocrine glands are performed. Our body becomes a deposit of energy that elevates the human being to its highest level of consciousness. Through the exercises of Chi Kung we began to channel the energy and find the connection to the gland to develop the immortal fetus. The vital force of the practitioner depends on these glands; with the practice it increases the flow of hormones strengthening the immune system. The sexual energy (creative) improves cleaning and strengthening the organs.
This is very important to have strong and detoxified organs; the practice helps to eliminate toxins, waste and convert fat into the roots of the connective tissue in energy (Chi Kung). Currently, there are modern styles of the drunken style which have simplified the old style to facilitate the learning.