COUNTER AGAINST THE LIFT
Counter against the Lift
A good counter against the “lift” is the Shaolin pattern “Butterflies Flying Separately” (“Wu Tip Fan Fei”), as shown in the video clip. Sifu Kai explains that one may strike the opponent with an elbow, but this may enable the opponent to strike back instead. Wrestlers may not pay importance to this possiblity of counter-attack because they are protected by safety rules, but kungfu exponents should.