COMBAT APPLICATION OF KUNGFU
The primary purpose of kungfu, including Taijiquan, is for combat. If someone has practised kungfu for a reasonable period of time, say two years, and yet cannot apply what he has practised to defend himself, he has defeated the purpose of practising kungfu. Such an art, which is generally used for demonstration but cannot be used for combat, is sometimes referred to in idiomatic Chinese as “flowery fists and embroidery kicks”.
The objective of this section is to enable students to have a better understanding of the combat application of kungfu. What is shown here is mainly combat techniques. It is significant to note that techniques constitiute only one factor in effective combat, other factors include force, timing, judgement and temperament. In other words, merely knowing techniques alone cannot make you into a competent fighter. Nevertheless, the combat techniques shown here often reveal the beauty and profundity of kungfu that many students nowadays may have missed.
- What would you do if an opponent grips your both hands and executes a thrust kick to your chest?
- Counters against threatening Knife from the Back
- How a Kungfu Exponent can Fight against a Western Boxing Opponent
- How would a Wing Choon Exponent Counter Side Attacks?
- Application against Thrust Kicks when Hands are Held
- Application of Wing Choon Folding Arms
- Taijiquan Techniques Against Knee Jabs
- How would a Taijiquan exponent defend against an elbow attack from a Muai Thai fighter?
- What would you do if an opponent holds your two arms at your back?
- How would you escape if someone twists your arm from behind and steps on your leg?
- Wave Tactic of Choy-Li-Fatt Kungfu
- Angry Bull Charges at Fence
- The Flowing Characteristic of Taijiquan
- Combat Application of Chen Style Taijiquan — Immortal Pounds Mortar
- Combat Application of Chen Style Taijiquan — Seven-Star Anchor and Slantingly Throw Step
- Using “Grasping Sparrow's Tail” against All Attacks
- Combat Application of the Shaolin Flower Set
- The Amazing Techniques of Shaolin Kungfu
- Can Kungfu be Used for Fighting?
- How would you use Taijiquan for self-defence?
- Is Shaolin Kungfu too Flowery for Combat?
- How are the following Tiger patterns from Hoong Ka Kungfu used in combat application?
- Are these kungfu patterns realistic and practical in combat?