Shaolin Kungfu

Many kungfu practitioners are unable to match Muay Thai fighters or Kick-Boxers because they lack the necessary techniques and skills

Why are many kungfu practitioners as well as many other martial artists unable to defend against ferocious Muay Thai attacks? The difference between the kungfu practitioners and the other martial artists is that the former are quite helpless whereas the latter fight back, but both of them will be badly hit.

The main reason is that they do not know the counter techniques. Many kungfu practitioners only practice forms but not combat application. Many other martial artists may practice free sparring but they mostly punch and kick widely.

Of course, skills are very important. But first of all they need the techniques upon which to build their skills. This video series show some useful techniques against Muay Thai fighters and Kick-Boxers.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Striking, Covering and Counter-Attacking

Here are some useful counters against the Muay Thai attacks. Avoid and simultaneously strike the kicking leg, cover the fast jabs and counter-strikes. One should also not retreat and give the initiative to the Muay Thai fighter.

Shaolin Kung Fu The Advantage of the Bow-Arrow Stance

The mechanics of the counters are revealed and explained. If you use the Bow-Arrow Stance and stretch out your guard hand, there is no need to move back your legs as the Muay Thai fighter attacks because he would be unable to reach you without him first sustaining injury.

Shaolin Kung Fu Long against Short

The counter is demonstrated again. Notice that if you use your stance correctly, you are quite safe from the opponent's attacks even when you may fail to block his strikes. This is employing the principle of “long against short”. Your stances and hands have longer reach than those of your opponent.

Shaolin Kung Fu Superior Techniques against Opponent

If you are skillful in these techniques, the Muay Thai fighter or Kick-Boxer is actually at your mercy. If he kicks you strike his leg. When he lowers his leg, you cover his hands and strike him. If your skill levels are similar, your superior techniques will defeat him quite easily.

Shaolin Kung Fu Strategy of Cover, Strike and Chase

The strategy is illustrated again. Use one hand to cover the opponent's both hands and strike him. If he tries to escape by moving back, chase after him. If he kicks, strike his leg.

Shaolin Kung Fu Don't Be Pushed Back to a Wall

There is a common mistake many untrained persons make when facing a Muay Thai fighter or a Kick-Boxer. They move back when the opponent attacks, thus giving the opponent the initiative and advantage. Eventually they are being pushed back to a wall.

Shaolin Kung Fu Stopping an Attack in his Forward Movement

A good tactic is to stop the attacker in his forward movement. As he kicks, avoid the kick and simultaneously strike his leg. As he moves in to continue his attack, stop him using the tactic of “one against two” and counter-attack him.

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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