RAISING COMBAT EFFICIENCY FROM BASIC TO ADVANCED LEVELS

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A sure way to raise combat efficiency is to improve combat skills

In this Special Shaolin Kungfu Course we raise our combat efficiency to higher levels not just by using more sophisticated techniques from our selected kungfu sets but also by enhancing our skills.

For example, by sinking our stance lower as we respond, we can not only be safer from an opponent's attack but smoother and faster in our counter-attack, although we use the same technique. By purposely slowing down our speed while we defend, we trick an opponent to slow down his momentum too. Then we suddenly speed up our counter-attack, we can catch him in surprise.

This video series captures some of the lessons on how we raise our combat efficiency from basic levels to advanced levels by enhancing both our techniques and skills.

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Sinking the Stance in the Counter

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As Sifu Anthony attacks with an organ-seeking kick, Dr Damian counters with “Bail Moon from Sea Bottom”. The technique is good, but Grandmaster Wong suggests further improvement by sinking the stance in the counter. What benefits do you think this sinking of the stance can give?

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Finer Points to Further Enhance Combat Efficiency

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Grandmaster Wong demonstrates sinking the stance when applying “Bail Moon from Sea Bottom”. Now not only it is safer, as the kicking leg cannot reach its target, but also the movement is smoother and it neutralizes the kicking force. Such finer points raise combat efficiency to an even higher level Sifu Anthony responds with “Golden Cockerel Stands Solitarily”. Grandmaster Wong grips the kicking leg and dislocate the opponent's ankle using the pattern “Double Dragons Subdue Serpent”.

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How to Prevent your Ankle from being Dislocated

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To prevent his ankle from being dislocated, Sifu Anthony turns his body with his foot and counters with a Tiger-Tail Kick. Grandmaster Wong advises that he must not place his two hands too far away as he kicks, otherwise there may not be enough reach.

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Can Sophisticated Techniques be Used in Combat?

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Sifu Anthony and Dr Damian review their improved combat sequence. Notice they now perform the techniques spontaneously and fast. Many martial artists today think that such sophisticated techniques cannot be used in combat. This is because they have not been systematically trained, and have never been exposed to such sophisticated techniques in action. Many of them cannot even use simple kungfu techniques; they merely bounce about and use Kick-Boxing.

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Regulating the Speed of Combat

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Now Grandmaster Wong explains how to raise combat level from the perspective of time. The point in time we counter an opponent's attack can be at points 1, 2 or 3. At the beginners' level, we counter at point 1. Now we may allow the attack to come in further, and counter at point 3. This is one way we can regulate the speed at which we want the encounter to take place, usually without the opponent being aware of it.

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Slowing down Defence and Speeding up Counter-attack

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Grandmaster Wong gives an example of how to regulate the speed of combat as well as to confuse an opponent in the dimension of speed. First he slows down his own defence, which results in slowing down the opponent's attack. When the opponent is tricked to respond in this speed, he suddenly speeds up his counter-attack, catching the opponent by surprise.

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Catching Opponent by Surprise

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Dr Damian learns very fast. His “Bail Moon from Sea Bottom” catches Sifu Anthony by surprise even though Sifu Anthony knows it is coming! This is a good example of “dim ching”, or pointing out the essence, which is crucial for attaining high level kungfu. Grandmaster Wong also advises Sifu Anthony to use “Straight-Body Tiger-Tail Kick” instead of “Side-Body Tiger-Tail Kick” as the former is more advantageous in this combat situation.

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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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