SUBSTITUTING A PLANNED ATTACK AND COUNTERING A WHIRLWIND KICK

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Grandmaster Wong uses "Bar the Big Boss" to intercept Sifu Ronan's whirlwind kick

If an opponent moves too fast in anticipation of your next move, you can replace that move with another one appropriate for the situation. An impromptu example is shown in Combat Sequence 1 when Sifu Markus moves back before Grandmaster executes an expected Tiger-Tail Kick. Grandmaster Wong skips the Tiger-Tail Kick, though it is in the routine, and steps forward with an Organ Kick.

At the beginning of Combat Sequence 2, Grandmaster Wong demonstrates applying “Bar the Big Boss” against Sifu Ronan's Whirlwind Kick. Please note that it is not a block, which may result in the defender's arm being broken, but an interception technique. A well-place elbow strike on a vital point at the inside of the attacker's knee, may numb his leg.

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Combat Sequence 1 Combat Sequence 1 Solo Sequence 1
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Solo Sequence 1 Mirror Hand Chop the Hua Mountain
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Golden Dragon Whirlwind Kick
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Bar the Big Boss Intercept, Not Block Precious Duck Swims through Lotus


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