KICKS AND FELLING TECHNIQUES IN SEQUENCE SPARRING

Wahnam Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan

Using "Striking Tiger Poise", Grandmaster Wong dodges a kick from Luis



This series of video clips show the lessons where the abridged Combat Sequences 2 and 3 are learnt. These sequences concern kicking and felling.

Students learn how to employ the tactic of pressing attacks on an opponent. One effective counter against pressing attacks, as shown in Sequence 2, is to kick as an opponent presses in. An excellent defence against any kicks is "Striking Tiger Poise". If an opponent dodges your kick, you may follow up with another kick.

The pattern "Carry Tiger Back to Mountain" is used to fell an opponent in Sequence 3. The counter is "Breeze Sways Lotus Leaves", which is a whirlwind kick.

All the three combat sequences learnt are then reviewed in solo practice.

  1. Pressing Attacks
  2. Double Kicks
  3. Continuation of Sequences
  4. Felling Attack
  5. Review of Sequences 1 to 3


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Pressing Attacks

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Wrong Spacing
Right Spacing
Right Spacing

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Pressing In
Pressing Attacks

Double Kicks

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Intercept with Kicks
No Defence
Striking Tiger Poise
Double Kicks

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Sequence 2
Initiator's Mode
Responder's Mode

Continuation of Sequences

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Continuation
Continuation
Continuation
Continuation


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Kicks in Sequence Sparring 2008 from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Felling Attack

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Deep Attack
Felling
Counter

Review of Sequences 1 to 3

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Sequence 1 Initiator
Sequence 1 Responder
Sequence 2 Initiator
Sequence 2 Responder

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Sequence 3 Initiator
Sequence 3 Responder
Sequence 1 Complete

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Sequence 2 Complete
Sequence 3 Complete


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Felling Techniques in Sequence Sparring from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


We would like to express our thanks to Sifu Riccardo Salvatore and Carlos from Shaolin Wahnam Portugal for recording these videos.


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