Shaolin Kungfu

White Crane Steps on Snow

There are many ways to fell an opponent. Three main ways, with different variations, are demonstrated and explained in this video series, and they are implemented in the patterns “Fell Tree with Roots”, “Lead Horse Back to Stable” and “White Crane Steps on Snow”.

If an opponent has his right leg in front, “Fell Tree with Root” would be an effective pattern to fell him. If he has his left leg in front, it would be more advantageous to use “Lead Horse Back to Stable”. The mnemonic, “When a tree is right, fell it. When a horse is left in the open, lead it back to its stable”, may help beginners to remember choosing the most appropriate pattern.

You may use “Fell Tree with Root” when your opponent has his left leg in front if you make some adjustment. On the other hand, “White Crane Steps on Snow” can be used to fell an opponent irrespective of which one of his legs is in front. But when you are familiar with these techniques, it does not matter which of your opponents' legs are in front for you to fell them easily.

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Shaolin Kung Fu White Crane Steps on Snow

There are many other ways to fell an opponent. One effective way is shown here, using the Shaolin pattern “White Crane Steps on Snow”. Be very careful that you do not break your partner's leg when you apply this technique.

Shaolin Kung Fu Anchoring at the Right Leg

Here is how to throw a Boxer who attacks with an undercut. First the Boxer throws a few jabs, which you can brush away. When he throws a right undercut, sink back to avoid the powerful attack, brush aside the attack arm and fell the Boxer onto the ground.

Shaolin Kung Fu Anchoring at his Left Leg

Brush away the Boxer's jabs. When he attacks with a right undercut, sink back and brush aside his attack, and fell him onto the ground. Move a big step forward to anchor your right leg behind his right leg as you apply the felling technique. The felling technique can be used even when he uses other right-hand attacks apart from an undercut.

Shaolin Kung Fu Felling Opponent using White Crane

Instead of felling the opponent using “Fell Tree with Roots”, you can also fell him with the pattern “White Crane Steps on Snow”. The movements are similar. If his front leg is not his right leg, move a big step forward to his back right leg, and step on it. When you practice with a partner, make sure you step gently so that you would not break his leg as he falls.

Shaolin Kung Fu Ensure Safety While Felling Opponent

Here is the White Crane felling technique again from a different angle. It is important to ensure that your opponent has no chance to strike you while you apply the felling technique.

Shaolin Kung Fu Felling Opponents Stronger and Bigger in Size

If you apply the technique correctly, you can fell an opponent who is physically stronger and bigger in size than you. You don't even need internal force for the felling technique. But you need to have good stance and footwork.

Shaolin Kung Fu Felling Opponent by Leading Horse

Here is another felling technique with the pattern “Lead Horse Back to Stable”. The opponent's front leg is his left leg.

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Basic Shaolin Kungfu against Boxing, Kick-Boxing, Muay Tahi and Wrestling

  1. From Shaolin to Instinctive Fighting to Boxing
  2. Basic Counters against a Boxer's Jabs
  3. Chasing after a Boxer's Retreat
  4. One-Step, Two-Step or Multiple-Step Chase
  5. Practicing on your Own, then Testing it on your Partner
  6. Counters against a Boxer's Left Jabs
  7. Handling Unexpected Attacks Correctly and Spontaneously
  8. Progressing to Realistic Sparring with a Boxer
  9. Employing Appropriate Tactics to Defeat a Boxer
  10. Sticking to a Boxer as he Tries to Bounce Away
  1. Advantages of the Bow-Arrow Stance over a Boxer's Footwork
  2. Practicing Numerous Tactics against Boxers
  3. Handling a Boxer Competently despite his Speed and Size
  4. Understanding and Implementing Techniques, Tactics and Skills against Boxers
  5. Countering the Left-Left-Right of Boxers
  6. Kick a Boxer Whenever he Uses his Right Hand
  7. Various Tactics to Handle a Boxer
  8. Attacking a Boxer with a Planned Sequence
  9. Felling an Opponent as he Attacks with an Undercut
  10. Various Ways to Fell an Opponent
  1. Knee Strikes and their Counters
  2. From Simple Techniques to Sophisticated Patterns
  3. Why are many Kungfu Practitioners Unable to Counter Muay Thai or Kick-Boxing Attacks?
  4. Superiority of Kungfu Stances, Footwork and Techniques
  5. Counters against Muay Thai and Kick-Boxing Attacks
  6. Effective Tactics and Techniques against Continuous Attacks Mixed with Feint Moves
  7. How do you Counter Continous Kicks?
  8. Exploiting the Innate Weaknesses of Kicks to Counter Them
  9. Throwing an Opponent as he Kicks
  10. Striking the Attacker as he Attempts a Shoot
  11. Countering the Shoot when an Attacker has Grabbed you or Pushed you onto the Ground