Shaolin Kungfu

Be very careful when you practice throws. A throw like this may break an opponent's spine if he does not know how to fall safely.

An effective counter against kicks is to throw the attacker onto the ground. With only one leg on the ground when he kicks, it is not difficult to fell your oppoent. Such throws are often decisive as it may break the opponent's skull, spine or limbs. You must therefore be very careful when you practice with your partner.

Many martial artists, including some masters, throw their opponents without adequate coverage for their own safety! They forget that the opponents may strike their eyes, throat, groins or other vital points as they fall.

This unbelievable negligence is due to the fact that the martial arts they practice are actually sports where safety rules forbidding attacks on vital and deadly points. It can be very dangerous if they forget in real combat safety rules do not apply.

Genuine, traditional kungfu is trained as a fighting art, often with life-death consequences. Hence, ensuring safety before making an attack is of paramount importance.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Throwing an Opponent onto the Ground

There are, of course, many other ways to counter an opponent's attacks. After striking his initial kick, you may fell him onto the ground. You can use your right elbow to control the opponent's left hand preventing him from counter-striking while throwing the opponent with the same forearm.

Shaolin Kung Fu Don't Crash your Opponent's Genitals

Here is another way of felling an opponent. Can you notice the difference? Be careful that your knee does not fall onto the opponent's genitals and crash them. Do not practice this technique unless you can execute it safely and your sparring partner knows how to fall safely. A bad fall may break the partner's or opponent's spine!

Shaolin Kung Fu Planting Willow in Front of Camp

This is a variation of the same felling technique using the Shaolin pattern called “Planting Willow in Front of Camp”. It is one of the secret techniques of Grandmaster Ho Fatt Nam, who was Grandmaster Wong's teacher, against Muay Thai kicks. It needs much skill to use it effectively, including not causing serious unintended injury to a sparring partner.

Shaolin Kung Fu Careful -- the Fall could Result in a Broken Spine

This is a different felling technique implemented with the pattern “Fell Tree with Roots”. The victim has learnt how to break fall safely. Hence, the Shaolin exponent lets him fall without supporting his fall. Another person without the skill of breaking fall could have broken his spine. So it is important to practice this technique under proper supervision.

Shaolin Kung Fu Felling a Muay Thai Figher or a Kick-Boxer

Course participants practice how to fell a Muay Thai fighter or a Kick-Boxer using “Plant Willow in Front of Camp” or “Fell Tree with Roots”. Notice that they were very careful in applying the felling techniques. It is inspiring to see that Laura, a relative beginner, could fell Sifu Daniel quite easily and elegantly although Sifu Daniel was bigger and hehtmler than her.

Shaolin Kung Fu Covering your Opponent before Felling Him

It is very important to cover an opponent to be safe before felling him. Many martial artists neglect this point, mainly because the arts they train are protected by safety rules where striking vital spots like the eyes and groins is forbidden. Can you tell whether the pattern used here is “Planting Willow” or “Felling Tree”?

Shaolin Kung Fu Breaking Spine and Crashing Genitals

Notice that the opponent has no chance to strike back when the exponent fells him onto the ground. The fell here is gentle, and the opponent not hurt. But in a real combat, the exponent could break the opponent's spine or crash his genitals. This is an interesting contrast with a sport where combatants could hurt each other badly when they should not.

Shaolin Kung Fu Breaking Skull or Breaking Backbone

Course participants could fell opponents without exposing themselves at the same time — an important point in real combat that many martial artists today, even advanced one, do not pay attention to. Notice how effectively, yet safely, Laura felled Sifu Daniel. If needed in real combat, Laura could break an opponent's skull or backbone with this felling technique.

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Throwing an Opponent using Shaolin Kungfu as He Kicks 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