Shaolin Kungfu

Brush away a Boxer's jabs, close him and strike him

A favorite tactic of a Boxer is to throw some light left jabs, then follows with a solid right cross. This is code-named “left-left-right” or “1-1-2”. Sometimes it may just be a light left jab, follows with a right cross, which is “left-right” or “1-2”. Hence, a Boxer would bounce around you with series of 1-1-2, 1-1-2, etc.

An effective counter tactic is to brush away his left jabs with “Single Tiger Emerges from Cave”, and his right crosses with “Wave Dragon Back to Cave”. Whenever appropriate, as you brush away his jabs or crosses, move in and “tame” his both hands to immobilize him. Then strike him with Black Tigers or Golden Leopards. If he covers his body with his hands, strike his upper arms with your leopard punches.

If he moves back, which is his likely reaction, close up with one-step, two-step or multiple-step chase, continuing to strike him with Black Tigers or Golden Leopards. As a Boxer's techniques are limited, he is often quite helpless if you can apply these techniques and tactics skillfully.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Counter against Popular Boxing Tactic

Throwing a left jab, again a left jab, and then a right cross, code-named left-left-right or 1-1-2, is a popular tactic in Boxing. Sometimes, it may just be left-right, or 1-2. An effective counter-tactic against it is to brush away the jabs and cross, close the Boxer and strike him. You may, if you like, add a simultaneous hanging fist to his head and a kick to his groin.

Shaolin Kung Fu Opening a Boxer's Defence and Strike him

If you can close a Boxer and simultaneously strike him, that is excellent. If you can't close him, you can open his defence, using “Jade Girl Threads Shuttle” or “White Horse Returns Head”, and strike him. Either way, it is difficult for the Boxer to strike you.

Shaolin Kung Fu Closing and Opening can be used Together

The tactics of closing and of opening can be used together. Close a Boxer if you can. When he has been closed, it is difficult for him to strike you when you strike him. But if he escapes your closure, open his defence and simultaneously strike him.

Shaolin Kung Fu Single Tiger and Waving Dragon

You attempt to close a Boxer using “Single Tiger Emerges from Cave”. He is agile and attacks you with a right cross. If his attack is too near for you to intercept, you brush it away and close the Boxer using “Wave Dragon Back to Cave”.

Shaolin Kung Fu Striking a Boxer with Leopard Fists

When you close a Boxer, he can't attack you. Also he can't move forward. His likely escape is to bounce back. As he does so, you chase after him and strike him. The leopard fist is effective for this purpose.

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Countering the Left-Left-Right of Boxers 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