Shaolin Kungfu

Using appropriate stances refines both the smoothness and spacing of the chase

Like any other combat movements, the various steps of chase become fluid, fast and spontaneous only after systematic training. You should practice the movements on your own, testing them out with sparring partners only after you have become quite proficient.

Initially, go over the movements slowly and correctly. Understandably you may be hesitant at first, but with continued practice your movements will be fast and spontaneous.

The movements shown in the video clips below are examples. While there are definite principles and guidelines, there are no fixed movements in the chase, it follows the spacing and direction of the opponent's retreat.

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“Shaolin Mechanics of the Chase

Here are the mechanics of the chase. After taming a Boxer's jab, you apply a triple attack to appropriate parts of his body, including his upper arm. If he moves away, you pursue with the appropriate chase. Notice that the leopard punch, whose characteristic is speed, is more advantageous than a level fist when striking a Boxer.

“Shaolin Following the Direction and Spacing of Opponent's Retreat

The chase is demonstrated again, this time with some speed and force. The chase follows the direction and spacing of an opponent. Remember to cover yourself as you chase so that he has no chance to counter-strike you.

“Shaolin Refining Movement and Spacing with Appropriate Stances

The chase is slowed down to show the movement and spacing by using appropriate stances. In a chase, irrespective of the number of steps, one can vary his reach by using a False-Leg Stance, a Bow-Arrow Stance or a reversed T-Stance. Also he does not need to stop his movement while regulating the spacing.

“Shaolin The Chase should be Fast and Spontaneous

The refinement in movement and spacing is achieved. Initially the movement may be slow and hesitant, but with practice it should be fast and spontaneous. No matter how an opponent retreats, he will still find you covering his defence and striking him.

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Practicing on your Own, then Testing it on your Partner from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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Basic Shaolin Kungfu against Boxing, Kick-Boxing, Muay Tahi and Wrestling

  1. From Shaolin to Instinctive Fighting to Boxing
  2. Basic Counters against a Boxer's Jabs
  3. Chasing after a Boxer's Retreat
  4. One-Step, Two-Step or Multiple-Step Chase
  5. Practicing on your Own, then Testing it on your Partner
  6. Counters against a Boxer's Left Jabs
  7. Handling Unexpected Attacks Correctly and Spontaneously
  8. Progressing to Realistic Sparring with a Boxer
  9. Employing Appropriate Tactics to Defeat a Boxer
  10. Sticking to a Boxer as he Tries to Bounce Away
  1. Advantages of the Bow-Arrow Stance over a Boxer's Footwork
  2. Practicing Numerous Tactics against Boxers
  3. Handling a Boxer Competently despite his Speed and Size
  4. Understanding and Implementing Techniques, Tactics and Skills against Boxers
  5. Countering the Left-Left-Right of Boxers
  6. Kick a Boxer Whenever he Uses his Right Hand
  7. Various Tactics to Handle a Boxer
  8. Attacking a Boxer with a Planned Sequence
  9. Felling an Opponent as he Attacks with an Undercut
  10. Various Ways to Fell an Opponent
  1. Knee Strikes and their Counters
  2. From Simple Techniques to Sophisticated Patterns
  3. Why are many Kungfu Practitioners Unable to Counter Muay Thai or Kick-Boxing Attacks?
  4. Superiority of Kungfu Stances, Footwork and Techniques
  5. Counters against Muay Thai and Kick-Boxing Attacks
  6. Effective Tactics and Techniques against Continuous Attacks Mixed with Feint Moves
  7. How do you Counter Continous Kicks?
  8. Exploiting the Innate Weaknesses of Kicks to Counter Them
  9. Throwing an Opponent as he Kicks
  10. Striking the Attacker as he Attempts a Shoot
  11. Countering the Shoot when an Attacker has Grabbed you or Pushed you onto the Ground