Shaolin Kungfu

An excellent way to counter kicks is to use body-movemtn to avoid the kick and simultaneously strike the kicking leg

Technically, it is not difficult to defend against or counter attacks of Muay Thai fighters or Kick-Boxers. Then, why do many kungfu practitioners become helpless when faced with such attacks? The straight-forward answer is that they do not know any self-defence — regardless of whether the attacks come from Muay Thai fighters, any other martial artists or even any untrained persons!

This video series show some effective tactics and techniques against Muay Thai fighters and Kick-Boxers. But we must not forget that merely knowing the tactics and techniques is insufficient. You must also have the necessary skills, like force, speed and stamina. Despite our tactics and techniques, a skillful Muay Thai fighter or Kick-Boxer can still defeat us.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Counter-Striking after his Initial Kick

Initiating their attacks with a kick is a common tactic of Muay Thai fignters and Kick-Boxers. An effective counter is as follows. Use your stance to shift your body backward to avoid the initial kick of your attacker, then cover him and strike him continuously. If you cover him well, he has no chance to strike you, and you are too close for him to kick.

Shaolin Kung Fu Combat Philosophy and Mechanics of Counter

Here is the combat philosophy of the counter attack. When you execute a side-kick at a Muay Thai fighter or Kick-Boxer as he attacks you with his hands after his initial kick, he cannot strike you or kick you further without first moving back slightly. You must exploit this instant of his moving back to cover him and continuously strike him.

Shaolin Kung Fu Practicing the Sequence for Efficiency

Merely knowing the tactic and the techniques is not enough. You need to practice the counter many, many times until you can perform it flowingly with force. A good way is to compose the patterns into a sequence and practice the sequence many times everyday until you are very efficienct.

Shaolin Kung Fu A Common Muay Thai Attack Sequence

Here is another common tactic Muay Thai fighters often use. They come in with some jabs, then execute a frontal kick, If you hesitate, they may follow up with knee strikes. How would you defend against such attacks?

Shaolin Kung Fu Muay Thai Fighters always Attack in Sequences

Participants practice a common Muay Thai attack sequence, which consists of two jabs and a frontal kick. Muay Thai fighters never come in with isolated attacks. They always attack in sequences.

Shaolin Kung Fu Impromptu Examples of Counters against Muay Thai

It is not difficult to counter Muay Thai or Kick-Boxing attacks. Here are some impromptu examples. What do you think is the most important factor here? Stay at your stance, whereas many other combatants would have moved back when a Muay Thai fighter or Kick-Boxer attacks.

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Shaolin Counters against Muay Thai and Kick-Boxing Attacks from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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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