COMBAT APPLICATION OF PAKUA SET

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Some amazing techniques guarded as top secrets in the past are revealled in this video series

Grandmaster Wong is able to explain the combat application of any kungfu patterns even when he sees them the first time. This is mainly due to his “kungfu enlightenment” after learning the Shaolin Pakua Set from Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam.

In the Special Shaolin Kungfu Course of April 2007, Grandmaster Wong taught this ability to course participants. He also shared many kungfu secrets with them. These were the secrets masters guarded jealously in the past. Why are the secrets revealed publicly here, accessible even to non-Shaolin Wahnam members?

Grandmaster Wong explains that the deadly techniques were kept as top secrets by past masters because combat at that time was often of life-death consequences. But happily it is not so now. Hence the urgency or justification to keep these secrets is no longer valid.

On the other hand, the standard of kungfu combat has been so debased that there is a real risk of kungfu losing its crucial function as a martial art and becoming merely a demonstrative sport. Hence, if we are sincere in preserving genuine, traditional kungfu, we just have to share some of its secrets.

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Subtle Applications of Thread Palm and Flap Wings

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Some subtle combat of applications are shown here. Notice the slight difference in the hand and body movements of “Bow-Arrow Thread Palm” can result in big difference in combat effect. You can not only strike an opponent's ribs with “Phoenix Flaps Wings” but also break his arm or elbow.

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Dislocating an Opponent's Head

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”Playing with Balls” is of course not just playing with balls. It can be applied to kill an opponent by dislocating his head. Of course, n modern times, you must be very careful not to kill him. This will be a deadly counter against someone using “the shoot” on you. Notice that Grandmaster Wong protects himself very well while applying this technique on an opponent. You must be covered so that he cannot easily counter strike you.

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Dislocating Opponent's Ankle or Felling Him

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Sifu Anthony applies “Lion Plays with Ball” to counter an opponent's kick from the back. Here it is used to dislocate an opponent's ankle or to fell him onto the ground. Grandmaster Wong shows some finer points, one of which is using right spacing. Using the False-Leg Stance here facilitates right spacing. Using the Bow-Arrow Stance would place you too far away.

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Finer Points on Spacing and Hand Movement

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Grandmaster Wong explains some finer points regarding right spacing and hand movement. If you move too far away, you would be unable to catch an opponent's foot. A skillful opponent will turn his body in line with your hand movement as you attempt to dislocate his ankle. In this case, you reverse your turning movement.

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Counter against Opponent Grabbing You from Behind

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You may also use this pattern “Lion Plays with Ball” to dislocate an opponent's head if he tries to grab you from behind. However, if he has already grab you with both arms and you are unable to turn around to grip his head, you can change to “Fierce Tiger Crouch on Ground” as shown in this video.

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Revealing Secret Techniques

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Three deadly secrets, which masters in the past jealously guard, are revealed in an off-handed manner here. This is quite unprecedented in kungfu history! Do you know what these three secrets are, even when they may be glaring to the initiated? The fourth secret is shown as a solo pattern, “Heavenly Dragon Descends on Earth”, which is an excellent counter against the “nail-kick” to the groin. It can break an opponent's arm and leg at the same time.

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Heavenly Dragon Descends on Earth

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What would you do if an opponent holds your leg and simultaneously kicks at your groin with his toes? Grandmaster Wong demonstrates an effective counter using the pattern “Heavenly Dragon Descends on Earth”. Here he used a Horse-Riding Stance instead of a Unicorn Stance which he originally intended because the opponent, posted hee by Sifu Anthony, turns his foot in the other direction.

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Functions of the Unicorn Step

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates an application of the pattern “Z-Shape Butterfly Palm”. The circular hand movement neutralizes an opponent's attack on the elbow as well as closes his hands. If the opponent retreats, follow closely with Unicorn Step. You may also break his shin with your Unicorn Step.

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Attacking Three Places at the Same Time

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates a combat application of the pattern “Golden Dragon Shoots Tongue”. Do you notice that this technique attacks an opponent at three places at the same time (or almost at the same time)? How would you defend against this triple attack, especially when your arm is being held?

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  1. Returning to the Basics
  2. Form, Force, Flow and Element of Threat
  3. Reviewing the Basic Combat Sequences
  4. Devising Strategies Using Combat Sequences
  5. Applying Strategies for Effective Combat
  6. Free Sparring with Prescribed Conditions
  7. Combat Sequences to Train Spontaneous Attacks and Responses
  8. Using Strategies and Tactics in Attack and Defence
  9. It is Heartening to see so Many People Using Kungfu in Free Sparring
  10. Felling and Gripping Techniques in Shaolin Kungfu
  1. How Sequence Training and Chi Flow Enhance Combat Efficiency
  2. The Tiger-Crane Set — Manifesting the Hard and the Soft in Shaolin Kungfu
  3. The Dragon-Tiger Set — Crystallization of Two Wahnam Traditions
  4. The Dragon-Form Set — Demonstrating that Softness Can be Very Powerful
  5. Shaolin Monkey Set — Symbolizing Spiritual Path from Cheekiness to Enlightenment
  6. Shaolin Five-Animal Set — Gist of Shaolin Forms and Essence
  7. Shaolin Pakua Set Set — An Exclusive Set Fit for Kings and Generals
  8. Combat Application pf Pakua — Sharing Secrets for Combat Efficiency
  9. Beginning to Learn some Monkey Tricks
  10. Refining Techniques in Combat
  1. Some Examples of High level Combat
  2. Collective Effort for Greater Benefits
  3. Can Sophisticated Kungfu Techniques be Used in Combat?
  4. Skills are usually More Important than Techniques
  5. One-Finger Shooting Zen — the Treasure of Shaolin Wahnam
  6. Raising Levels of Techniques and Tactics in Combat
  7. Bringing Combat Skills to More Sophisticated Levels
  8. Monkey Techniques are Flowing and Agile but can be Very Devastating
  9. Flowing with the Opponent's Momentum
  10. Beware of the Monkey Tricks
  1. Marvelous Techniques Beget Marvelous Techniques
  2. How to Raise your Level of Combat
  3. How you can Defeat your Opponents
  4. Employing Sophisticated Kungfu Techniques to Enhance Combat Efficiency
  5. Systematic Training is Essential for Combat Efficiency
  6. Raising Combat Efficiency from Basic to Advanced Levels
  7. Kungfu Philosophy and Swaying Willows
  8. Hands Pave the Way, Kicks to Clinch Victory
  9. Six Harmonies of the Double Tiger Claws
  10. The Amazement and Effectiveness of Monkey Kicks
  1. A Bag Full of Monkey Tricks
  2. Gentle and Flowing, yet Very Powerful
  3. Can your Responses still be Correct and Spontaneous in Real Fights?
  4. Incorporating Kicks into Combat Sequences
  5. Elaborate Patterns to Meet Complex Combat Situations
  6. The Benefits of Understanding and Applying Kungfu Philosophy
  7. Our Kungfu is a Training of Energy and Mind
  8. Ensuring Own Safety when Felling Opponents
  9. The Beauty and Profundity of Shaolin Felling Techniques
  10. Felling Techniques of the Dragon and the Monkey
  1. Felling an Opponent Without him Realizing What has Happened
  2. Pattern Analysis of the Tiger-Crane Set
  3. Tiger Patterns for Chin-Na, Against Kicks and Countering the Shoot
  4. Pattern Analysis of the Dragon-Tiger Set
  5. Revealing the Secret Tactic of Leak Hand
  6. From the Level of Techniques to the Levels of Tactics and Strategies
  7. Pattern Analysis of the Dragon-Form Set
  8. Effective Techniques for Fighting on the Ground
  9. Pattern Analysis of the Monkey Set
  10. Soft Techniques and Internal Force in Monkey Kungfu
  1. Interesting Monkey Patterns that are Deadly for Combat
  2. Pattern Analysis of the Pakua Set
  3. Pattern Analysis of the Five-Animal Set
  4. Variety of Techniques in Shaolin Five Animals
  5. Investigating the Combat Applications of Some Patterns
  6. Similar Patterns but Different Applications
  7. Effective Counters against Kicks, Grips and Knee Jabs
  8. Secrets of Skyward Cannon Punch in Continuous Attack
  9. Cannon Punch Towards Sky and Fierce Tiger Crouching on Ground
  10. Flowing Monkey Techniques against Powerful Tiger Claws
  1. Sophisticated Grips and Sophisticated Counters
  2. Breaking an Opponent's Elbow and Wrist
  3. Neutralizing Wrist Lock and the Three Harmonies
  4. Advanced Chin-Na Techniques and Counters
  5. Two Stories about Kicks
  6. How to Respond to Attacks Spontaneously and Correctly
  7. Can Beautiful Patterns and Flowing Movements be Effective in Combat?
  8. Linking Combat Sequences into a Set
  9. From Pre-Arranged Sparring to Combat Efficiency
  10. Crystalization of Combat Techniques from Past Masters
  1. Hei Sai or the Spirit of Energy
  2. Manifesting the Energy and Spirit of your Form
  3. Manifesting the Spirit of the Form
  4. Kungfu Practice is not just Physical Training but also Spiritual Cultivation
  5. Fluidity of Form, Energy and Spirit
  6. Shaolin Kungfu is Chi Kung and Meditation
  7. Revealing the Secrets of Shaolin Masters
  8. The Profundity of Shaolin Combat Application
  9. It is Easy to Fight against Boxers
  10. Avoiding a Boxer's Strong Points and Attacking his Weaknesses
  1. Some Effective Tactics against Boxers
  2. The Strategy of Not Allowing an Opponent to Escape
  3. The Strategy of Letting Trick Manifesting Trick
  4. The Strategies of Interception and of Striking Form
  5. Standardized Routines of Kick-Boxing Attacks
  6. Some Effective Counters to Kick-Boxing Attacks
  7. Felling a Kick-Boxer when he Kicks
  8. The Secrets of Two Tigers Subdue Dragon
  9. Shaolin Counters against Kick-Boxing and Karate
  10. Some Important Combat Philosophy and Principles
  1. It is Relatively Easy to Handle Karate Attacks
  2. Good Spacing When Executing Kicks
  3. A Variety of Taekwondo Kicks
  4. Effective Shaolin Counters against Taikwondo Kicks
  5. Trapping Legs and Subduing Opponents
  6. Making Expedient Changes to Surprised Attacks
  7. The Legacy of Sigung Ho Fatt Nam — Planting Willow in Front of Camp
  8. Having Fun in Throws and their Counters
  9. Sharing the Secret of Move Stance Change Step
  10. Some Unorthodox Felling Techniques Not Commonly Seen
  1. Felling Opponents with your Stances!
  2. Beware of Monkeys; they are Expert at Plucking Peaches
  3. Sophisticated Footwork and Leg Techniques of Monkeys and Gorillas
  4. Wrestling Throws are Found in Shaolin Kungfu Too
  5. Real Fighting is Different from Martial Sports
  6. Who Says there is no Ground-Fighting in Shaolin Kungfu
  7. An Incredible Secret of One-Finger Zen
  8. Understanding Muay Thai Fighting Strategies and Techniques
  9. Various Strategies to Counter Muay Thai Fighters
  10. Responding to Muay Thai Attacks Spontaneously and Correctly
  1. Avoiding Opponent's Strength and Attacking his Weakness
  2. Effective Ways to Counter Sweeping Kicks
  3. Effective Counters against Knee and Elbow Strikes
  4. Crouching Tiger against Grab Neck Elbow Strike
  5. Shaolin Kungfu for Combat Efficiency, Good Health and Spiritual Development

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