What is Short Power or Inch Power? It is often portrayed as a magical, mysterious, powerful attribute. The reality is that it’s just simple mechanics.
Duan Ging or Short Power in Gung Fu can be useful, It is short and therefore very hard to read and stop.
The problem is that, very often in the MA media, it has turned into a parlor trick. In reality, many gung fu systems use it, it is nothing mysterious, just good mechanics.
It’s also multidirectional, it’s not just forward techniques, and it’s not a particular punch or special technique.
In fact, one should be able to express short work or short power/inch power in all directions and in all techniques.