Almost every time LHC gets in a fight before he learns the Essence Absorbing technique has me rolling my eyes. Fancy technique or not, the situations he gets in are so ridiculous considering JY gives him the added disability of barely having the ability to stand most of the times. We read about inner energy being king and how it alone can trump most techniques by making you so much faster and stronger than the other guy, and now we have crippled LHC destroying opposition left and right.
Some fights that come into mind:
Blinding the 15 assassins. Using the 'Missile Breaking Stance' he is somehow able to thrust 30 times without people much faster than him dodging or moving to avoid it. He can barely stand up at this point.
His stand with Xiang Wentian. Particularly there are 8 experts fighting with spears. EIGHT guys. With six foot spears. Standing in a circle. Somehow LHC is able to close all that distance and stab each of them without closing any distance so that all the spears hit the floor at the same time.
The fight with Mr. Paint. Mr. Paint is launching sword energy circles from across the room but because he has fantastic technique somehow he can thrust at the circles' weakpoint and disperse them. Does not make sense to me.
Anytime people skewer their palms on his sword. I don't care if you figure out where the palm is going, the person using the palm shouldn't be dumb enough to skewer their palm on it once they feel your sword. Obviously anyone used to fighting barehanded against weapons is used to people trying to chop and stab their palms. No amount of positioning should allow you to attack -- I can believe in defending with the sword though.
Don't know why PX Jianfa is known for it's speed when a wounded LHC can stab 30 times simultaneously while running around in a circle while he barely has energy to move.