There are four main principles of ngo cho kun; pu (float) to unbalance the opponent in defence and attack, to be mobile.; tim (sink) to keep foot firmly planted on the groud, to take the opponent to the groud; tun (swallow) to absorb the attack and stay focus; toh (spit out) to explode in attack, explosive strikes that are glued to the target.
Ngo cho kun also includes the manipulation and striking of pressure points, the making or use of liniments, massage therapy and other treatments and external injuries for developing energy and maintaining health.
The principle of ngo cho kun is “if you injure somebody, you must be able to heal them”. The application of kung-fu wiwne medication is very important to strengthen the bones, protect the muscle nerves and tendons, counteract internal and circulation of inner strength.
Weapons in ngo cho kun is as an important part of training, and are relevant in modern self defense and physical fitness because it help develop coordination, speed of hands, understanding of wider ranges of body movements, and vital attributes such as distancing, timing and peripheral vision. Also it strengthen and help tone the different muscle groups such as the wrist, forearm, shoulders, hips, legs etc.
Ngo cho weapons include long and short, single hand and two handed weapons. Weapons are made of steel and techniques are practical and true to combat situation.