Shaolin Kungfu

When you have been systematically trained, you can correctly and spontaneously respond to unexpected attacks

In real fighting a Boxer does not throw only one jab and freeze for you to counter. His typical tactic is to throw two feint left jabs followed by a powerful right punch, in what is called “1-2-3” or “left-left-right”. Or he may throw many left jabs to pave the way for his right punches.

But when you can successfully counter a left jab, or a right punch, and understand its underlying principles, you can progress to counter many left jabs and right punches. If he throws two left jabs followed by a right punch, you can deflect or brush away his two left jabs and a right punch, and then counter-strike. Or you may cover his first or second attack, irrespective of whether it is left or right, feint or real, prevent him from continuing his attack, and then counter-strike.

This video series shows these and other methods to counter the attacks of a Boxer, including how to respond correctly and spontaneously to his unexpected attacks.

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“Shaolin Cover and immediately Counter-Strike

As soon as a Boxer jabs with his left hand, you close him with a left “Single Tiger” and follow immediately with a right “Black Tiger”. This is the basic response from our basic Combat Sequence 1, except that here you use your left “Single Tiger” against the opponent's left-hand attack instead of his right-hand attack.

“Shaolin Brushing away Unexpected Attacks Reflexively

Here is the tactic of “cover and strike” against a Boxer's left jab. But the Boxer unexpectedly throws a right jab too. It doesn't matter, you brush away the unexpected right attack, and continue with your planned right strike. When you are systematically trained, you would be able to brush away unexpected attacks reflexively.

“Shaolin Floating an Opponent's Left Jab

The Boxer, posed by Donowan, throws a left jab. You “float” the opponent's left-hand attack with your left hand and counter-strike with your right hand. The floating technique makes it difficult for the opponent to throw his right jab.

“Shaolin Details of the Floating Technique

Here are the details involved in the floating technique. First you cover the opponent's left hand. When you sense that he intends to withdraw his left hand to escape so that he can turn his body to throw you a right jab, or to swing down his left head on your head, or any other responses, you immediately float his arm at his elbow. Of course you need to be skillful to be able to apply this floating technique reflexively.

“Shaolin Correct, Spontaneous Response Without Thinking

If you can control an opponent with your first covering move, there is no need to float his hand. You follow up with a “Black Tiger Steals Heart”. Your correct response, like whether a second floating move is needed, should be spontaneous; there should not be any thinking involved. Spontaneous response comes from systematic training.

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Handling Unexpected Attacks Correctly and Spontaneosuly with Shaolin Kungfu 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