Wahnam Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan

Countering a kick with "Heavenly Priest Stamps Insignia"

An effective counter against an opponent attempting to throw you is "Jade Girl Kicks Shuttle". If you are skillful, you can apply this counter against any throws! The secret lies in neutralizing the opponent?s leverage advantage. It is advisable not to hold the opponent's arm when you execute this kick, because if he moves away he may pull you to fall over.

An excellent counter against this whirlwind or sweeping kick is "Heavenly Priest Stamps Insignia". Again, if you are skillful, you can apply this counter against any kicks, though you may have to make some modifications if the kicks are high. Isn't it amazing that in a short video series like this one, you learn how to use just one technique to counter any throws, and also just one technique to counter any kicks! Who says Taijiquan cannot be used for combat?

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Don't Hold Hands
Open Hands
Any Throws

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Neutralize Leverage
Move Stance Change Step
Stamp Insignia

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Downward Movement
Stamp Insignia
Solo Practice

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A Technique to Counter Any Throws, and a Technique to Counter Any Kicks!

Secrets of the Internal Force Masters

  1. The Most Important Lessons in Wahnam Taijiquan
  2. The Art of Flexibility
  3. Reliving Taijiquan Footwork Principles of Past Masters
  4. From Moving Slowly and Gracefully to Moving Fast and Spontaneously
  5. There is More in Changing Directions than What Most People Think
  6. The Importance of Waist Rotation in Taijiquan
  7. Applying Waist Rotation to Realize Using Minimum Force against Maximum Strength
  8. From Tao to Cloud Hands to Grasping Sparrow's Tail
  9. Solo Form Practice is Not Just to Please Spectators
  10. Developing Skills in Stationary Pushing Hands
  11. The Six Harmonies of Hands, Body, Feet, Essence, Energy and Spirit
  12. Basic Principles and Safety Precautions in Pushing Hands
  13. How to Have Leverage Advantage in Pushing Hands
  14. The Standard Mode and the Advanced Mode of Rolling Back
  15. Age, Size and Sex and Not Decisive Factors in Pushing Hands
  16. Ensuring your Safety First when you Push or Execute any Attack
  17. Gaining a Tactical Advantage by Maneuvering your Opponent to use an Unfavoured Hand or Leg Mode
  18. Gaining a Tactical Advantage by Pushing or Attacking your Opponent from a Side
  19. You can Enjoy Pushing or Being Pushed Around Irrespective of Age, Sex and Size
  20. Defence against the Left and the Right Push
  21. How to Get to your Opponent?s Back and How to Neutralize it
  22. The Proactive Tactics of Continuous and Confusing Attacks
  23. The Reactive Tactics of Immediate Counter and Interception
  24. Pushing Hands Brings Many Benefits and a Lot of Fun
  25. Progressing to Striking Hands where Techniques are Applied for Combat
  26. Our Classes are Full of Fun and Laughter
  27. The Signature Taijiquan Tactic of Deflect cum Counter
  28. Useful Tactics for Taijiquan and for Daily Life
  29. Opening, Closing or Deflecting an Opponent's Attack while Countering
  30. Top, Middle and Low Strikes, and their Defences
  31. Correct Spacing and Adequate Closing in Yellow Bee
  32. Jade Girl is as Beautiful to Watch as it is for Combat
  33. Applying the Four Basic Hand Strikes and Counters to Play with a Boxer
  34. An Excellent Taijiquan Pattern against Kicks
  35. Spacing. Timing and Body-Movement in Striking Tiger Poise
  36. Striking Tiger Poise Against Any Kicks
  37. Striking an Opponent Before he has Recovered from Previous Movement
  38. Important Principles in Executing Kicks and in Countering Them
  39. Learning How to Fell an Opponent as well as How to Fall Safely
  40. It is Delightful to See Dainty Ladies Throwing Hefty Men!
  41. A Technique to Counter Any Throws, and a Technique to Counter Any Kicks!
  42. A Formidable Chin-Na Attack and its Defence
  43. Single Hand Grips and Double Hand Grips in Chin-Na Attacks
  44. The Marvels of Lifting Water and Grasping Sparrow?s Tail
  45. The Mechanics of Fa-Jing using Single Whip
  46. What Functions does the Hook Hand Serve
  47. Acting as Anchorage and Striking at Vital Points
  48. Grasping Sparrow?s Tail and Different Types of Force
  49. Black Bear to Fell Opponents and to Counter All Throw
  50. From One-Step Sparring to Sequence Sparring to Free Sparring
  51. Free Sparring but Hits are Controlled
  52. Applying Taijiquan against Street Fighters
  53. Handling the Charges and Kicks of Street Fighters
  54. Poise Patterns and Four Modes of Preparation
  55. Asking the Way and Three Arrivals
  56. White Snake in Continuous Attacks
  57. Defence-cum-Counter and other Tactics
  58. Do you Know Why Taijiquan is often Performed Slowly?
  59. What should you do When your Opponent Hesitates?
  60. Immortal Waves Sleeves in Three Different Speeds
  61. Some Important Lessons in Combat Sequence 2
  62. Fundamental Movements of Cloud Hands
  63. From Cloud Hands to Using Mind to Direct Form
  64. "Addition and Subtraction" in Sparring Methodology
  65. "White Snake Shoots Venom" as a Patterm a Sequence and a Set
  66. From Patterns to Sequences to Sets
  67. What would You do if You were Pressed to the Edge of a Cliff?
  68. Combat Sequence 5 - White Crane Flaps Wings
  69. Progression of Combat Sequences in Combat Application
  70. Making Good Use of our Technical Advantages
  71. Side-Step and Counter against Pressing Attack
  72. An Effective Response against Any Kicks
  73. Combat Application Set 2 - Green Dragon Shoots Pearl
  74. What would You Do if your Kicking leg is being Held?
  75. Effective Kicking Attacks and their Defences
  76. The Simplicity and Profundity of Black Bear Sinks Hips
  77. Counters against Muay Thai Knee Jabs
  78. Overwhelming your Opponents with Pressing Attacks
  79. Counters against Pressing Attacks
  80. The Mechanics of the Shoulder Strike
  81. Starting Later but Arriving Earlier
  82. Combat Sequence 11 - Cloud Hands
  83. Making Kungfu Alive with Fierce Dragon
  84. Combat Sequence 12 - Carry Tiger Back to Mountain
  85. Linking Sequences to Form a Set
  86. Learning a Set in Just One Day
  87. Applying Combat Sequences in Sparring
  88. Applying Kicks and Responding to Them in Taijiquan Sparring
  89. Taijiquan as an Internal Martial Art
  90. Continuous Attacks and their Counters
  91. Countering Opponents' Attacks at Various Points
  92. Kicking Attacks and their Counters
  93. Combat Application Set 3 - Black Bear Sinks Hips
  94. Combat Application Set 4 - Carry Tiger Back to Mountain
  95. How to Handle Boxers Competently
  96. The Important Roles of Footwork and Guard Hand
  97. The Effective Tactic of Close and Strike against Boxers
  98. Opening an Opponent with Jade Girl Threads Shuttle
  99. Countering Undercuts with White Monkey Bends Branch
  100. How to Handle a Boxer Bouncing Around You
  101. Effective Taijiquan Techniques against Boxing
  102. Limitation of Boxing Techniques for Real Fighting
  103. Taijiquan Techniques against Kick-Boxing
  104. Taijiquan Techniqes against Muay Thai
  105. Muay Thai Techniques in Taijiquan
  106. Countering the Shoot and Enjoying Free Sparring