Dishu fist is one of the rare traditional martial arts. In the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, Dishu fist originated in a nunnery in southeast China's Fujian Province.
It is said that the fist was created by a Buddhist nun named April. Dishu fist is also called "Dog Fist." From various movements of dogs, our ancestors derived defensive positions for people.
Dishu fist manifests the southern style with overwhelming lockdown techniques. It resembles Chinese pictographic boxing. As the quintessence of martial arts, in 2011, Dishu fist was included in the third batch of additions to the national intangible cultural heritage list.