SHAOLIN TECHNIQUES, TACTICS AND STRATEGIES AGAINST BOXING
Although Boxers are fast, Boxing techniques are actually slower than Shaolin techniques. Moreover, there are effective tactics and strategies which you can apply against Boxers.
For example, in Boxing one is not allowed to kick, grip or fell his opponents. In other words, Boxers are not trained to use kicking, gripping or felling, nor to defend against these attacks. If you plan your tactics and strategies to exploit these weaknesses, you have a better chance in beating a Boxer. The video clips here show some of these lessons at the Sabah Intensive Shaolin Kungfu Course of March 2007.
Nevertheless, although you may have better techniques, tactics and strategies, you must not have any illusion that a Shaolin practitioner will always beat a Boxer. Despite these advantages, an experienced, skillful Boxer may still win in a combat
Superior Techniques against Seasoned Boxer
Paul from Ireland is a seasoned Boxer. But Grandmaster Wong uses superior Shaolin techniques to handle him. As Paul bounces in to jab, Grandmaster Wong grips his hand and counter-strikes.
Closing a Boxer and Striking him Continuously
Grandmaster Wong demonstrates an application of a superior technique against a Boxer. He grips the Boxer's arm and “closes” him, making it difficult for the Boxer to strike back or bounce away, while he strikes the Boxer continuously.
Advantage of Stance and Waist Rotation
If a Boxer uses the same tactic against you, i.e. closing you with one hand and striking you with the other, you can easily turn the table back to him by appropriate waist rotation as shown in this video. A Shaolin practitioner is able to do this because of his stance, whereas a Boxer without this advantage of the stance is unable to.
Effective Ways to Handle a Boxer
Grandmaster Wong demonstrates some effective ways to handle a Boxer. Notice the difference in combat strategies. The Boxer bounces about, whereas Grandmaster Wong remains calm to observe the opponent. As the Boxer moves in, Grandmaster Wong intercepts him and counter-strikes. He uses his knee to fell the Boxer and deliver a coup de grace with a strike on the Boxer's head. All these movements are impromptu.
Decisive Strikes to End Combat
The Boxer looks for openings to attack Grandmaster Wong. But as soon as he moves in, Grandmaster Wong fells him and conclude the combat with decisive strikes.
When there is Form, Strike the Form
There are many ways to handle a Boxer. Another effective way is to strike his arms, body or head when he attacks. This is applying the strategy of “When there is form, strike the form.” Your arms must be powerful and your footwork both agile and solid.
When there is No Form, Chase the Shadow
When a Boxer attacks you, you strike his attacking arms. When he pulls back his arm or bounces away to avoid your counter-strikes, move in and strike his body, head or back. This is applying the strategy of “When there is No Form, Chase the Shadow”. Of course in a practice session, you keep your strikes a few inches from target, but in a real fight you strike your opponent hard.
Review of the Intensive Shaolin Kungfu Course in Sabah in March 2007
- Overview 1 : The Fundamentals
- Overview 2 : The 16 Combat Sequences
- Overview 3 : Are They Performing Kungfu Dance?
- The Basics of Shaolin Kungfu Training
- Fundamental Combat Skills
- Defeat you Hand to your Opponent, Victory you Create Yourself
- Avoiding Disadvantages and Seeking Advantages
- Basic Principles and Tactics of Combat
- Skills derived from Sparring can be Rewardingly used in Daily Life
- Some Secrets in Practicing Genuine Kungfu
Various Ways to Move into an Opponent
- Applying Combat Sequences in Sparring
- Linking Sequences to be More Combat Efficient
- The Secrets of Continuous Cannons
- The Mechanics of Continuation
- Marvelous Techniques Beget Marvelous Techniques
- Perfecting Forms and Developing Force
- Applying Tactics in Combat
Objectives of Form Training in Solo
- Being Fluent in Kicking Techniques before Applying them in Combat
- Using Tactics in Kicking Attacks and Defences
- Different Levels of Sophistication in Sparring and Fighting
- The Legacy of Uncle Righteousness: Secret of Continuous Cannons and their Counters
Benefiting from the Experiences and Teachings of Past Masters
- Poetic Patterns Can be Very Deadly
- Moving Back One Step when in Diffiuclt Situations
- Linking Sequences to Form a Kungfu Set
- Felling Techniques in Kungfu are Different from Judo and Wrestling
- Butterfly Palms and Hiding Flowers are Excellent in Countering Felling and Gripping Attacks
Let Mercy Flow from the Hands
- Benefits of Solo Set Practice — Combat Sequences 13 to 16
- From Pre-Choice Sequences to Free Sparring
- Applying Shaolin Patterns Correctly and Spontaneously in Free Sparring
- Shaolin Kungfu against Boxing and Kick-Boxing
- Shaolin Counters against Wrestling Shoots
- The Secret of Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam
- Why Shaolin Kungfu is Technically Faster than Boxing
- Shaolin Techniques, Tactics and Strategies against Boxing
- Revealing Secrets of Past Taijiquan Masters
- Overwhelming Opponents with Just One Pattern
- Poetry and Elegance in Effective Combat