Shaolin Kungfu

The Bow-Arrow Stance is very useful in combat against a Boxer

Stances give Shaolin Kungfu practitioners many advantages over Boxers. The Box-Arrow Stance is very useful when fighting against Boxers.

When you extend your hands while sitting at a Bow-Arrow Stance, for example, it is difficult for a Boxer to move in to attack you, without exposing himself to sudden counter-attack.

By sinking the Bow-Arrow Stance backward, you can avoid a Boxer's attacks without having to move your legs. Then you can shift your body forward again to strike him. This gives you superior technical speed.

A step in a Bow-Arrow Stance covers about the same space a Boxer makes in two steps of bouncing. This again gives a Shaolin practitioner technical speed.

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“Shaolin Using a Bow-Arrow Stance

Instead of using a right False-Leg Stance to retreat to a left False-Leg Stance when a Boxer attacks, you can use a left Box-Arrow Stance to close him for your conter-strikes.

“Shaolin Sinking Back without Moving the Legs

Even when a Boxer extends his arm fully in a strike, you can avoid it by sinking your stance backward without moving your legs. You should also deflect his strike to one side. But if his strike is too close, you can retreat your front leg into a False-Leg Stance.

“Shaolin Body-Movement without Moving Legs

It is not necessary to move your front leg backward when avoiding a Boxer's strikes. It is often sufficient if you just move shift your body backward. It is necessary to close him with your Tiger-Claw.

“Shaolin Close Boxer with Tiger-Claw

The mechanics of closing a Boxer is shown. Basically, you use your left Tiger-Claw to close him and your right fist or leopard punch to strike him.

Shaolin Kung Fu Difficult for Boxer to Attack you

With your out-stretch arms at your Bow-Arrow Stance, you can readily keep a Boxer at bay. As soon as he tries to reach out his hand to attack you, you deflect it away and close him with your left Tiger-Claw. By controlling his front hand, it is difficult for him to attack you, but you can strike him with your right hand.

Shaolin Kung Fu Body-Movement with Technical Speed

You may use the Bow-Arrow Stance instead of the False-Leg Stance as a poise pattern against a Boxer. The Bow-Arrow Stance gives you the advantage of using your body-movement instead of moving your legs. This gives you technical speed.

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Advantages of Shaolin Bow-Arrow Stance over a Boxer's Footwork 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