FROM SHAOLIN TO INSTINCTIVE FIGHTING TO BOXING
Should our form be picture-perfect, even in sparring or fighting? Of course. It is precisely because of our picture-perfect form that we minimize our disadvantages and maximize our advantages when applying the appropriate technique in any combat situation. The picture-perfect form of our kungfu techniques is the result of centuries of crystallization from actual fighting situations.
We had some fun at the regional Shaolin Kungfu course in Barcelona when we purposely degrade our kungfu form. We found from direct experience that the less perfect our form is, the more disadvantageous we become in both our defence and attack. Eventually, when we discard our kungfu form, we would be sparring instinctively, which is sparring without any art.
Then we reversed the process. We still sparred instinctively but tried to minimize obvious disadvantages like throwing the body too far forward that resulted in losing balance, and maximize advantages like striking with the shortest movement so that we could reach an opponent faster. Interestingly we found ourselves sparring like what Boxers did.
- From Shaolin to Instinctive Fighting to Boxing
- Basic Counters against a Boxer's Jabs
- Chasing after a Boxer's Retreat
- One-Step, Two-Step or Multiple-Step Chase
- Practicing on your Own, then Testing it on your Partner
- Counters against a Boxer's Left Jabs
- Handling Unexpected Attacks Correctly and Spontaneously
- Progressing to Realistic Sparring with a Boxer
- Employing Appropriate Tactics to Defeat a Boxer
- Sticking to a Boxer as he Tries to Bounce Away
- Advantages of the Bow-Arrow Stance over a Boxer's Footwork
- Practicing Numerous Tactics against Boxers
- The Tactics of Closing and of Opening a Boxer
- Handling a Boxer Competently despite his Speed and Size
- Understanding and Implementing Techniques, Tactics and Skills against Boxers
- Countering the Left-Left-Right of Boxers
- Kick a Boxer Whenever he Uses his Right Hand
- Various Tactics to Handle a Boxer
- Attacking a Boxer with a Planned Sequence
- Felling an Opponent as he Attacks with an Undercut
- Various Ways to Fell an Opponent
- Knee Strikes and their Counters
- From Simple Techniques to Sophisticated Patterns
- Why are many Kungfu Practitioners Unable to Counter Muay Thai or Kick-Boxing Attacks?
- Superiority of Kungfu Stances, Footwork and Techniques
- Counters against Muay Thai and Kick-Boxing Attacks
- Effective Tactics and Techniques against Continuous Attacks Mixed with Feint Moves
- How do you Counter Continous Kicks?
- Exploiting the Innate Weaknesses of Kicks to Counter Them
- Throwing an Opponent as he Kicks
- Striking the Attacker as he Attempts a Shoot
- Countering the Shoot when an Attacker has Grabbed you or Pushed you onto the Ground