CRYSTALIZATION OF THE PAST MASTERS
Part 2 -- From Solo Patterns to Sequence Sparring

Shaolin combat sequences
The class practices basic combat skills for moving in to attack


Many kungfu practitioners today cannot use their kungfu patterns for free combat. Either they only perform kungfu patterns in solo demonstration or employ other martial art techniques, especially Kick-Boxing, for sparring.

We are proud that our students, including fresh beginners, at the Introductory Shaolin Kungfu Course held in Japan from 16th to 18th December 2007 overcame this big problem. On the first day of the course, they spent much time training the basics. On the second day they learned various skills and techniques to bridge the gap from solo pattern practice to free sparring. This second part of the video series records some of these lessons.

This series is presented in four parts. This is the second part, and is divided into the following sections which follow the order the course was taught.

  1. Basic Patterns
  2. Spacing and Timing
  3. Moving In
  4. Sequence Sparring

Besides being a review for the course participants, this course provides excellent reference material for those who wish to prepare themselves for more advanced Shaolin Kungfu courses at the UK Summer Camp in July 2008 and the Intensive Taijiquan Course in September 2008.

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Basic Patterns

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Single Tiger
Poisonous Snake
Golden Dragon

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Golden Dragon
Precious Duck
Hand Sweep

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Golden Star
Golden Star

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Turn Waist
Immortal

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Immortal
Immortal
Immortal


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Basic Shaolin Kungfu Patterns -- Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Spacing and Timing

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Wrong Spacing
Right Spacing
Good Form

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Too Far
Too Close
Good Spacing

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Class Practice
Poise Pattern
Poise Pattern

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Free Offer
Ask the Way
Free Offer

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Class Practice
Correct Response
Wrong Timing

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Wrong Timing
Class Practice
Chi Flow


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Spacing and Timing in Shaolin Kungfu -- Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Moving In

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Glide Step
Arrow Step
Glide Step

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Class Practice
Gentle Lady
Exposure and Coverage


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How to Move into an Opponent in Combat -- Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Sequence Sparring

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Three Attacks
Class Practice
Poisonous Snake

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Threading
Threading

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Coverage
Direct Counter
Spontaneous Response


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Sequence Sparring in Shaolin Kungfu -- Japan 2007 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Overview


We would like to express our thanks to Sifu Emiko Hsuen and Sifu Yumi Honjo from Shaolin Wahnam Japan for recording these videos

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