Often called "Drunken-style fist" when translated from Mandarin Chinese, the movements of this style emulate drunken behavior in their erratic and unpredictable manner. In it, boxers falter, waddle, fall and sway just like drunkards. The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so s to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.
Zui Quan is learned usually as one of the last styles a student will study, as it is very difficult and requires a great deal of ability, flexibility, and the understanding of Wushu theory and philosophy.
The drunkard boxers go out of their way to stress the combative side of their style. They blend a series of movements, actions and skills of the martial arts and try to confuse their opponents with special skills which often lead them to surprising triumphs.
Execution of the drunkard boxing demands extreme flexibility of the joints as well as suppleness, dexterity, power and coordination of all.
Drunkard boxers are required to be responsive with good eyesight and fist plays. They move in unconnected steps but with a flexible body combining hardness and suppleness. They have to be fast to get the better of their opponents but their main tactic is to feign defence while trying to attack and aiming in one direction but attacking in another.