INITIATING AND RESPONDING TO ATTACKS -- OVERVIEW
September 2005, Sungai Petani
How to move into an opponent as well as how to respond to an opponent's initiate move are two important aspects in combat training. Two important principles in moving in are to avoid giving “free offers” and to secure the best combat advantages. At advanced levels, you can also set the pace and nature of the combat, as well as tricking the opponent into making his first move from which you can follow up accordingly. A responder has to be aware of these two principles of the opponent.
After learning these basic methods of moving in and responding, including the use of “flowery hands” and “surprised counters”, participants to this Special Shaolin Kungfu Course learned to use various methods applying patterns from their specialized sets to move into an opponent. They also learned to respond to initial attacks in different ways.
- Attacking Sides or Back of Opponent
- Different Speeds and Use of Feints
- Deceptive Moves
- Moving In to Let Opponent Initiate
- Coverage and Deception
- Sounding East Striking West
- Various Ways of Responding to Initial Attack
- Counter-Strike Without Moving Away
- Variety of Responses (1)
- Variety of Responses (2)