Shaolin Tantui

How would you counter if your opponent holds your arm behind your back?

As your opponent attacks with a strike, grip his arm and press him onto the ground, using the pattern “Lohan Tames Tiger”. How would you counter if you are pressed down in this way. A good counter is “Turn Body Strike Rock”. You should grip the opponent's arm with one hand and strike him with the other. If he applies this attack on you, you can get to his back and strike him.

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Double Hand Grip
Double Hand Grip
Class Practice

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Class Practice
Releasing Arm Grip

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Turn Body Strike Rock
Class Practice
Good Spacing

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Getting to Opponent's Back
Gripping Opponent's Wrist
Combat sequence 12

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Tantui Course at UK Summer Camp 2007

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