Shaolin Kung Fu against Muay Thai

Avoid the fast kick and elbow strikes of a Muay Thai fighter, then fell him onto the ground for the coup de grace

Muay Thai fighters are fast, powerful and agile. Unlike other martial artists, Muay Thai fighters employ feint moves frequently, and it is not easy to differentiate their real moves from feint ones.

When an opponent fails to defend against a feint move, it becomes real. On the other hand, when an opponent attempts to defend a real move, it becomes feint. In kungfu terminology this is known as “huai huai shat shat”, or “false false real real”. This false-real tactic employed in continuous attacks makes a Muay Thai fighter a formidable opponent. To avoid being defeated, you need to take care of these two factors:

Having ensured that you won't be defeated, the next step is to clinch victory. As a Muay Thai fighter is agile and tricky, a good strategy is to fell him onto the ground first so that he could not use his elbow and knee attacks, then execute your coup de grace or decisive strike. The video series here provide many examples.

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Shaolin Continuous Attacks of Muay Thai

A Muay Thai fighter almost never attacks with single strikes. His attacks are continuous and involve both the knees and the elbows.

Shaolin Countering Continuous Attacks

Here is how to counter the continuous attacks of a Muay Thai fighter.

Shaolin Reviewing Attack and Counter Patterns

The class performs a review of the patterns used in continuous Muay Thai attacks and their counters.

Shaolin Importance of Stances

Stances are very important in effective counters against Muay Thai attacks.

Shaolin Long against Short

Avoids the long frontal kick of a Muay Thai fighter, then use the tactic of “long against short” to strike the opponent while he executes elbow strikes. Complete by felling him onto the ground.

Shaolin Dislocating Elbow and Felling Backward

Here is another technique to dislocate an opponent's elbow and fell him backward.

Shaolin Counters against Elbow Attacks

Course participants practice the techniques against elbow attacks from Muay Thai fighters.

Shaolin Following the Attacking Momentum

An important tactic in countering powerful Muay Thai attacks is to follow their momentum instead of against it.

Shaolin Stopping a Muay Thai Fighter's Advance

A simple but powerful punch is an effective way to stop the advance of a Muay Thai fighter.

Shaolin Controlling a Muay Thai Fighter

After stopping his attack with a powerful punch, you can control him by pressing at his elbow and felling him onto the ground.

Shaolin Locking a Muay Thai Fighter's Leg

Another good tactic is to lock the kicking leg of a Muay Thai fighter, and fell him onto the ground.

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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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