HARD, FORCEFUL COUNTERS OFTEN USED BY EXTERNAL MARTIAL ARTISTS

Muay Thai

Yan Erawan - Push Elephant


While he was learning from Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, Grandmaster Wong asked his teacher which martial art his teacher found the most difficult to fight against. Without thinking, Grandmaster Ho said, "Shaolin."

"But apart from Shaolin and other kungfu styles, which of the other martial arts Sifu found the most difficult?"

After thinking for a short while, Grandmaster Ho replied, "Siamese Boxing." "Although Siamese Boxing looks simple," Grandmaster Ho continued, "it can be very tricky. A Siamese Boxer is very fast and powerful. A professional Siamese Boxer, for example, practices kicking at an areca tree a few hundred times every day." It is no surprise, therefore, many martial artists are weary of fighting against Siamese Boxers.

In this section, hard and forceful counters are explained to counter Muay Thai attacks. However, it should be noted that in kungfu, meeting force with force is discouraged. If you can use 100 units of force to counter an attack, you need not use 200 units.


Old Elephant Drops Tusk against Crocodile Sweeps Tail

Muay Thai Counters
Jarakhe Fad Hang - Crocodile Sweeps Tail


Teoh Cheng Keat charges in and applies "Crocodile Sweeps Tail" at Grandmaster Wong's head. Grandmaster Wong responds with "Old elephant Drops Tusk", warding off the sweeping leg and simultaneously hitting the opponent.

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Old Elephant Drops Tusk against Crocodile Sweeps Tail


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attack (1) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Immortal Emerges from Cave against Push Elephant

Muay Thai Counters
Yan Erawan - Push Elephant


Teoh Cheng Keat is about to move in with a knee strike. Grandmaster Wong responds with "Immortal Waves Sleeves", and simultaneously executes a palm strike.

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Immortal Emerges from Cave against Push Elephant


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks (2) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Double Bows Tame Tiger against Giant Throws Axe

Muay Thai Counters
Ramasoon Kwang Kwan - Giant Throws Axe


Teoh Cheng Keat jumps up to execute a downward elbow strike. Grandmaster Wong responds with"Double BowsTame Tiger".

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Double Bow Tames Tiger against Downward Elbow Strike


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks )(3) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Run with Unicorn Step against Serpent Sneaks To Ocean Kingdom

Muay Thai Counters
Nak Mood Badan - Serpent Sneaks To Ocean Kingdom


Grandmaster Wong executes a kick at Teoh Cheng Keat, who moves aside and counter-attacks with a low kick at Grandmaster Wong's standing leg. Grandmaster Womg moves away with a unicorn-step, and immediately moves back with a hanging fist on Teoh Cheng Keat.

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Run with Unicorn Step and Hanging Fist


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks (4) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Separate Sea to Search for Shells against King Ram Walks In Forest

Muay Thai Counters
Prarama Dean Dong - King Ram Walks In Forest


Teoh Cheng Keat moves in with flying knee strikes. Grandmaster Wong retreats slightly to avoid the full force of the knee strikes and brush them away. Immediately he fells the opponent by gripping the latter's throat.

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Separate Sea to Search for Shells against King Ram Walks In Forest


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks (5) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Run with Unicorn Step against Serpent Sneaks To Ocean Kingdom

Muay Thai Counters
Nak Mood Badan - Serpent Sneaks To Ocean Kingdom


Grandmaster Wong executes a kick at Teoh Cheng Keat, who moves aside and counter-attacks with a low kick to Grandmaster Wong's standing leg. Grandmaster Wong moves away with a unicorn=step, them immediately moves back and hang a fist at Teoh Cheng Keat/s head.

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Run with Unicorn Step and Hanging Fist


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks (4) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Green Dragon Shoots Pearl against King Narai Crosses Ocean

Muay Thai Counters
Narai Kham Samud - King Narai Crosses Ocean


Teoh Cheng Keat moves in with a fly9ng kick, known in Muay Tnai as King Narai Crosses Ocean. Grandmaster Wong uses Green Dragon Shoots Pearl to avoid the main force of the kick and counter-strikes the opponent.

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Green Dragon Shoots Pearl against Flying Kicks


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks (6) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Heaven King Lifts Pagoda against Cut the Giant's Neck

Muay Thai Counters
Bansean Thodsokan - Cut the Giant's Neck


Teoh Cheng Keat attacks Grandmaster Wong with flying knees known in Muay Thai as Cut the Giant's Neck. Grandmaster Wong responds with Heaven King Lifts Pagoda and a palm strike.

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Heavenly King Lifts Pagoda against Flying Knees


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Shaolin counters against Muay Thai attacks (7) from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


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