counters against sweeping kicks

Muay Thai sweeping kicks are powerful and fast. Blocking such kicks head-on is an inferior defence. A superior counter is to deflect the opponent's force and use his momentum to overcome him, as in the Shaolin pattern “Planting Willow in Front of Camp” or the Taijiquan pattern “Repulse Monkey”.

hese counters can also be used against Muay Thai knee strikes. They are “softer” yet more deadly than “Double Bows Tame Tiger” mentioned in an earlier video clip. Here during a Warrior Project session, Sifu Kai Uwe demonstrates how this technique is performed, as well as explains important points on coverage and footwork. It is important that the “guinea pig”, in this case Jamie, must know how to break-fall safely before trying the technique on him.

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Shaolin Counter against Muay Thai Sweeping Kick from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


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