Shaolin Kung Fu against Muay Thai

Using "Planting Willow in front of Camp" to fell an opponent as he attempts some knee strikes

We in Shaolin Wahnam are very lucky because Grandmaster Wong's sifu, Grandmaster Ho, was a professional Muay Thai champion. Initially he learned Shaolin Kungfu because he wanted to improve his Muay Thai fighting. But having experienced the depth and superiority of Shaolin Kungfu, he gave up Muay Thai to devote himself to Shaolin.

Muay Thai was at its height at the time when Grandmaster Wong was learning from Grandmaster Ho. Muay Thai fighters were winning matches in the rings against martial artists of other styles. The Muay Thai knee jabs, where a Muay Thai fighter would put his hands around the neck of his opponent and throw continuous knee jabs, were dreaded by many martial artists.

Fortunately for us, Grandmaster Wong learned many secrets from Grandmaster Ho on how to handle Muay Thai fighters. Grandmaster Wong shares many of these secrets here, including how to counter the dreaded knee jabs.

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Shaolin Intercepting a Knee Jab

Grandmaster Wong demonstrates how to intercept a knee jab and simultaneously releases a neck grab, followed immediately with a strike.

Shaolin Countering a Muay Thai Knee Jab

Course participants practice countering a typical Muay Thai knee jab.

Shaolin Exploiting an Opponent's Momentum

Here is another effective way to counter a typical Muay Thai knee jab by exploiting the opponent's momentum to throw him onto the ground.

Shaolin Grandmaster Ho's Secret against Muay Thai

Grandmaster Wong repeats the counter slowly so that the course participants can see the movements. This is one of the secrets against Muay Thai fighters that Grandmaster Wong learned from Grandmaster Ho.

Shaolin Practicing the Grandmaster's Secret

Course Participants practice the secret of Grandmaster Ho, who himself was once a professional Muay Thai champion.

Shaolin Effective Counter against Dreaded Strike

The Muay Thai knee jab is dreaded by many martial artists. It is inspiring to see here that the course participants can handle this otherwise dreaded attack very well -- thanks to the legacy of Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam.

Shaolin The Dreaded Continuous Knee Jabs

Here is another dreaded Muay Thai attack, the continuous knee jabs, that has made Muay Thai fighters much feared by many martial artists.
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Shaolin Throwing a Dreaded Opponent to the Floor

You can counter the dreaded continuous knee jabs and throw the opponent to the floor.

Shaolin Sharing another great Secret

Grandmaster Wong shares another secret he learned from his sifu, Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam. Instead of blocking a Muay Thai knee jab with force, you can use his momentum to fell him onto the ground to execute your decisive strike. This Shaolin pattern is called “Planting a Willow in front of Camp”.

Shaolin Flowing with an Opponent's Momentum

There is a fine point regarding the neck grab. The secret lies in following the opponent's momentum.

Shaolin Planting Willow in Front of Camp

The counter against the Muay Thai knee attack is called “Planting Willow in front of Camp”. Applied skillfully it needs minimum force to counter the powerful Muay Thai knee attack.

Shaolin Effective Counter against Knee Jab

It is inspiring to see that after some systematic training the course participants can counter this formidable Muay Thai knee attack effectively.

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Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam's Secrets in Countering Muay Thai Fighters from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Fundamental Shaolin Kungfu Training Programme of Shaolin Wahnam

1. Stances: the Foundation for Internal Force and Combat Efficiency
2. Footwork Secrets for Health, Efficiency and Elegance
3. Moving into a Same Direction using Different Ways to Gain Advantages
4. Picture-Perfect Forms and Flowing Movements
5. From Random Fighting to Patterns, and from Patterns to Sequences and Sets

6. One-Step Sparring to Develop Combat Skills
7. From Pre-Arranged Sparring to Guided Sparring
8. Using Techniques and Tactics in Sparring

9. The Five Basic Kicks
10. The Secrets of Side Kicks and Continuous Cannons
11. How You may Defeat Opponents Experienced in Random Free Sparring
12. How Would a Fragile Girl Counter a Powerful Sweeping Kick from a Muay Thai Fighter?

13. Shaolin Felling Techniques and their Defences
14. Safety First Before Executing Felling Techniques

15. From Combat Sequences to Free Sparring
16. Sixteen Combat Sequences and Five Kungfu Sets
17. Surprise your Attacker with a Counter-Attack

18. Working out Ways to Fight a Boxer
19. Effective Tactics and Techniques against Boxers
20. From Gross Outline to Fine Details
21. Exploiting Advantage to Clinch Victory
22. Variety of Kungfu Techniques against Boxers
23. Analysis of Techniques Used against Boxers
24. Using Shaolin Kunfu against Boxing in Free Sparring

25. Effective Shaolin Tactics and Techniques against Kick-Boxing
26. Shaolin Kungfu against Kick-Boxing in Free Sparring

27. How to Handle a Karate Exponent
28. How to Handle a Taekwondo Exponent
29. How to Handle a Wrestling Exponent

30. Understanding the Typical Attacks of Muay Thai Fighters
31. Grandmaster Ho's Secrets in Countering Muay Thai Fighters
32. First Avoid Defeat, Then Secure Victory
33. Counteroing the Elbow and Knee Attacks of Muay Thai Fighters


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