COMBAT SEQUENCE 12: FORMIDABLE WHIRLWIND KICK
Many people are weary of the Muay Thai sweeping kick. It is fast and powerful, and not many people know how to defend against it. Blocking the sweeping kick, as is often shown in martial art movies, is not a good defence; it may result in the blocking arm or hand being fractured.
In Shaolin Kungfu this sweeping kick is known as a Whirlwind Kick. A good way to defend against a whirlwind kick is to intercept it with your elbow at the opponent's knee. Good timing and spacing is needed. There is, however, an innate weakness: your head may be too close to the opponent's attack. A "soft" counter that eliminates this weakness is to avoid the whirlwind kick by leaning your body back without moving your legs.
|Sequence 12||Cover Groin||Chop Mountain|
|Naughty Monkey||Don't Hold|
|Sequence 12||Correct Spacing||Bar Big Boss|
|Soft Counter||Soft Counter||Bar Big Boss|