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Taijiquan Combat Sequence 12 — Carry Tiger Back to Mountain

What would you do if a wrestler or grappler twists your arm to your back and locks it?

A good counter is to use the Taijiquan pattern “Carry Tiger Back to Mountain”. Using the opponent's force against himself, you will not only release his grip but also throw him onto the ground, as illustrated in this video clip.

But Jeffrey is not thrown to the ground by Javier because Jeffrey neutralizes Javier's counter attack with the pattern “Golden Cockerel Stands Solitarily”. Javier retreats his front leg to avoid the knee strike, and counter attacks with “White Snake Shoots Venom” to Jeffrey's eyes. Jeffrey neutralizes by warding off the attack.

This series of video clips show the application of basic Taijiquan skills and techniques in implementing all the four categories of attacks, and how to counter them. Indeed, all these four categroies of attack and defence are found in this series itself. When you are well trained in these basic skills and techniques, not only you can apply Taijiquan against opponents who use Taijiquan or other kungfu moves but also opponents who use other martial systems or who fight in unorthodox ways.

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Taijiquan Combat Sequence 12 -- Carry Tiger Back to Mountain from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Old Version of Taijiquan Twelve Combat Sequences
Revised Version of Taijiquan Twelve Combat Sequences

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