WAHNAM TAIJIQUAN AGAINST OTHER MARTIAL ARTS
If you can use kungfu techniques to spar with opponents who also use kungfu techniques, it is easier to spar with other martial artists. It is because kungfu techniques are generally more sophisticated than techniques of other martial arts.
But most kungfu practitioners today cannot spar with other martial artists. This is not because kungfu techniques are inadequate but because these practitioners do not know how to spar. It does not matter whom they spar with, they will still be sparring haphazardly.
Nevertheless, if you are not accustomed to other martial art techniques, initially you may be at a lost of what techniques to use. If you use techniques that are normally suitable in kungfu sparring, you may find them unsuitable when sparring against other martial artists.
For example, the normal Taijiquan ward-off may be suitable against a Taijiquan thrust punch, but may not be suitable against the fast jabs of a Boxer. It is to overcome such problems that Grandmaster Wong has introduced two special courses, "Shaolin Kungfu against Other Martial Arts" and "Wahnam Taijiquan against Other Martial Arts", where the most appropriate techniques from Shaolin Kungfu and Wahnam Taijiquan are chosen to counter typical attacks of other martial arts.
This abridge version may enable students to refer to the material more quickly. The full version can be found here .
You will find that a lot of material is about "Against Boxing". This is because it forms the base against all other martial arts. Once you can handle a Boxer competently, handling other martial artists becomes relatively simple. It becomes adding appropriate techniques against their respective typical attacks.
- Against Boxing
- Against Wrestling
- Against Kick-Boxing
- Against Karate
- Against Taekwondo
- Against Muay Thai
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30th January 2011, Sungai Petani.