TWO STORIES ABOUT KICKS

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Here are two interesting stories about Grandmaster Wong which he has told many of his inner-chamber disciples.

In his young days Grandmaster used to search for black-belts for friendly sparring in order to confirm his combat efficiency. Taekwondo was very popular then, and many martial artists were at a loss of how to defend against the Taekwondo side-kicks. Grandmaster Wong learned an excellent counter from his sifu, Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, who taught him the pattern “Two Tigers Subdue Dragon”. He used it so well that in his friendly sparring soon no one dared to execute side-kicks at him, as he would lock the opponents' kicking legs without fail.

Grandmaster Wong also learned the counter against this “Two Tiger” lock on the kicking leg. But before he had become skillful in its application, he tried it on his siheng, Ah Leong, in their free sparring. Ah Leong caught Grandmaster Wong's leg, and Grandmaster Wong attempted the counter. But Ah Leong responded with “Lead Horse Back to Stable” which resulted in Grandmaster Wong felling flat on his face covered with blood.

Pitying him, another siheng, Phok Kai (who you may remember caused an internal injury on Grandmaster on another occasion with a “gentle” punch two inches away) came over and whispered to Grandmaster Wong an important secret regarding this counter. Now you don't have to bloody your face to learn this secret.

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Beautiful Patterns from Tiger-Crane

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Molly demonstrates some beautiful patterns from the Tiger-Crane Set. Do you know how to apply them in combat? In kungfu, there is at least one combat application for every pattern. Some patterns may look simple, but their applications can be quite profound.

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Executing Two Kicks Continuously

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Grandmaster Wong suggests to Molly to lower her leg after the first kick before executing a second kick. What advantages can you think of with Grandmaster Wong's suggestion? And do you know why Molly are performing these patterns in this way.

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Exploding Sound as your Explode Force

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Grandmaster Wong asks Sifu Innes and Molly to explode their voice too when exploding force. Making appropriate sounds not only enhances the force but also regulates breath control. Do you know the combat applications of the patterns shown?

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Kungfu Set from Attack and Defence Techniques

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Now Molly's earlier performance of various pattterns becomes meaningful. It is a sequence of patterns used in combat as demonstrated by Wuji and Eugene. Can you see that the patterns Wuji and Eugene use are linked together to form a set demonstrated by Molly earlier?

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Correct Leg for Better Flow

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Why does Grandmaster Wong ask Wuji to use his left leg instead of his right leg to execute the organ-seeking kick? It results in a better flow of movements. Wuji uses his right leg because it is easier than his left leg to reach Eugene's groin. But if he sacrifices reach for better movement flow, Wuji can kick at Eugene's ribs instead of the groin.

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Using Leg to Ward off Attacks

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The techniques demonstrated here are quite advanced. Grandmaster Wong advises Wuji to use his leg to ward off Eugene's attack, and follow up with a side-kick. Because they are new to these techniques, their movements are hesitant. But with sufficient practice, their movements will not only be smooth but probably more sophisticated than many opponents can handle.

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Excellent Counter against Side-Kicks

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This video clip reveals some well-kept secrets. An excellent counter that Grandmaster Wong frequently used in his young days when sparring with Taekwondo masters, against a side-kick is the pattern “Double Dragons Subdue Tiger”, which Wuji demonstrates. What would you do if your kicking leg is being held. Grandmaster Wong learned this counter a hard way, but is here demonstrated by Sifu Eugene.

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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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