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Druken Fist fighting stance used by Bo' Rai Cho in MK: Deadly Alliance

Zui Baxian Quan ("Drunken Eight Immortals Fist") or Zuiquan ("Drunken Boxing"), also known as Drunkard Boxing or Drunken Fist, is a category of techniques, forms and fighting philosophy in the Chinese martial arts that imitate a drunkard's movements. The postures are created by momentum and weight of the body, and imitation is generally through staggering and certain type of fluidity in the movements. It is considered among the most difficult wushu styles to learn due to the need for powerful joints and fingers. While fictional practitioners are often portrayed as being actually intoxicated, Drunken Fist techniques are highly acrobatic and skilled and require a great degree of balance and coordination.

While its origin is not clearly known, in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Konquest mode, it's said that Master Bo' Rai Cho was the one to bring the Drunken Fist to Earthrealm.

Bo' Rai Cho uses the Drunken Fist as his primary fighting style in all his appearances through the series, for instance Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Deception, Unchained and Armageddon.

Konquest information

"The earliest reference to any drunken style is in the Sun Dynasty (960 - 1276 A.D.) Rumors indicate, however, that it was in fact Master Bo' Rai Cho who first brought the Drunken fighting style to Earthrealm centuries earlier while trying to thwart Shao Kahn's takeover of that realm."


Shaolin Drunken Fist - Performed by Shi Xing Hong02:09

Shaolin Drunken Fist - Performed by Shi Xing Hong

The art of Shaolin Drunken Fist.

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