Shaolin Kungfu

An effective way to counter a Boxer's left jabs is to use body-movement, without moving your legs

"Know yourself, know your enemy, and you will win every battle" advised Sun Tzu, the great strategist, in his Art of War. If you know how a Boxer typically fights, and devise appropriate tactics to fight him accordingly, you will have a good chance of beating him.

Typically a Boxer throws leading jabs with his left hand, and follows up with a powerful cross-strike with his right hand. A good tactic is to brush away his jabs and close him so that it is difficult for him to throw further jabs or crosses. Then you strike him to clinch victory.

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“Shaolin Responses against the Boxer's Hooks

When a Boxer executes a left hook, you can brush it away with your left “Single Tiger Emerges from Cave”. If he executes a right hook, using your left “Single Tiger” would be going against his momentum. A better response is to use your left “Kitten Washes Face”, which flows with his momentum. In both cases, you need to “sink” back so that his hooks would pass you even without you brushing them away. However, if he is about to start his left hook, and you are ready, you can intercept it with your left palm or right palm.

“Shaolin Intercepting a Boxer's Hook

To intercept a hook, which is similar to “Hang a Golden Star” in Shaolin Kungfu, you can use “Immortal Emerges from Cave”, and not “Single Tiger Emerges from Cave”. You could break the Boxer's wrist or forearm with a good interception.

“Shaolin Brushing away and Closing Left Jabs

When a Boxer tests you with a left jab, you can brush away his jab with your left “Single Tiger Emerges from Cave”. He may dodge and jabs at you again. Again you brush away his left jab with your left “Single Tiger”, and closes him before attacking him with a right “Black Tiger”.

“Shaolin Body-Movement to Overcome Fast Jabs

You can cover a Boxer's left jabs. Here the Boxer is quick fast. You can avoid his fast jabs with agile body-movement, without moving your legs.

“Shaolin Beware of an Agile Boxer

When you close a mediocre Boxer, you can move in safely to attack him. He would be unable to counter-attack you. But a good Boxer is agile; he may turn his body to strike you with his right punch.

“Shaolin Covering and Striking a Boxer

You have covered a Boxer's arms with your left Single Tiger, and are about to strike him with a right Black Tiger. But he turns his body to release the coverage and strikes you with his right punch. You can then brush away his right punch and cover him with your left Single Tiger, and strike him with your right Black Tiger or leopard punch.

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Employing Appropriate Shaolin Tactics to Defeat a Boxer 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