USEFULNESS OF THE BOW-ARROW STANCE

Shaolin Kungfu against Other Martial Arts

An important secret in defeat a Boxer is controlling spacing, and this is excellently accomplished with body movement


The Bow-Arrow Stance is very useful in deflecting a Boxer's strikes. If the strikes are relatively far from you, deflect them away with your guard-hands. If they are penetrating, sink back your body without moving your feet and simultaneously deflect the strikes away. Notice that by sinking your stance, the Boxer's strikes cannot reach you even if you had not used your guard-hand to deflect them, while your guard-hand keeps the Boxer at bay.

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Usefulness of the Bow-Arrow Stance

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Deflect and Brush Away Shift Body Backward Notice the Spacing
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Importance of Body Movement Not Slanting Back One Hand Only
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Controlling Boxer's Strikes Deflect and Brush Away Controlling Boxer's Strikes

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