OVERVIEW OF COMBAT SEQUENCES
TORONTO SPECIAL KUNGFU COURSE

Combat Sequences from Dragon Style Set Part 1

Dragon Style

How are combat sequences composed? They are composed from combat situations, and then are gradually improved upon as the exponents progress to higher levels. These series of video clips taken impromptu at the Special Shaolin Kungfu Course in Toronto in 2004 show how this happened.

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Combat Sequences from Dragon Style Set Part 2

Dragon Style

Here Sifu Wong shows Michael a more advanced way to implement the pattern “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl”, which speeds up the counter attack. This principle is expressed as “big forms for training, small forms for combat.”

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Combat Sequences from Dragon Style Set Part 3

Dragon Style

After having used appropriate patterns to overcome various combat situations that were not pre-arranged, Emiko and Mike go over the sequence again, this time improving on their choice of patterns. Then they go over the improved sequence, which now incorporate better techniques, explaining the philosophy behind the choice of their patterns.

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Combat Sequences from Dragon Style Set Part 4

Dragon Style

Sifu Wong shows the progression from big movements in practice to small movements in combat using the pattern “Green Dragon Shoots Pearl” as an example, and how a skillful exponent may exploit the weakness of an opponent making a big movement.

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Combat Sequences from Shaolin Five Animals Sequence 1

Shaolin five Animals

A common question people ask is whether the kungfu fighting by past masters one sees in kunfu movies was real. In other words, can one really fight using typical kungfu patterns? The answer to both questions is “yes”.

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Combat Sequences from Shaolin Five Animals Sequence 2

Shaolin five Animals

Another common question is whether a kungfu exponent can still apply his kungfu patterns against an opponent who uses free-fighting or another martial art style. The answer is certainly “yes” — otherwise kungfu would not be a complete art. Of

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Application of Tiger Claws

Sifu Wong shows Eugene and David an application if the Double Tiger Claws from their specialized set, “Tiger-Crane Set”.

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Application of Crane Beak

Eugene and David are working out some combat sequences of their own using patterns from their specialized set, “Tiger-Crane”. They have to explain the reasons or philosophy for the choice of their patterns, like why one particular pattern is superior to another in a given combat situation, or what modification is needed if the situation is different.

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