Shaolin Kungfu

An attacker who attempts the shoot exposes his head dangerously

Many people forget that wrestling is a sport with safety rules. Using the "shoot", a popular wrestling technique, in a real fight is suicidal. The attacker dangerously exposes his head to be struck. Assuming the opponent is not skillful or knowledgeable enough to strike is silly.

There are many counters against the shoot. These counters may be classified into three categories — before the attacker has grabbed your legs, when the attacker has successfully grabbed your legs, and when the attacker has taken you down on the floor.

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Shaolin Kung Fu Stopping a Shoot with a Decisive Strike

The “shoot” is a common attack in wrestling which is a sport. But using a shoot in real combat can be suicidal. You can kill or seriously injure an opponent attempting a shoot with a powerful strike on his head. To be merciful, you may stop him by breaking his collar bone.

Shaolin Kung Fu Never Risk Yourselves in the First Place

After striking a shooter's head or shoulder, you can continue with more strikes on his head. This shows how dangerous it is to attempt a shoot in real combat without safety rules. To assume that an opponent is unable to do so is silly. In kungfu philosophy, the question is not whether the opponent is able, but we do not risk ourselves in the first place.

Shaolin Kung Fu Step Back to Avoid Opponent's Momentum

As an opponent rushes in to attempt a shoot, step back accordingly to avoid his momentum and strike his head or, to be less drastic, his collar bone. Continue with more strikes before he recovers his position.

Shaolin Kung Fu Sequence to Counter a Shoot

As in any counter, you need to be very familiar and fluent with the movements. An excellent way to prepare yourselves is to practice the counter-sequence. You should practice realistically with force. You may control your strike in a real fight if you wish to be merciful.

Shaolin Kung Fu Keeping an Opponent at Arm's Length

When you extend your arm to strike your opponent as he attempts a shoot on you, even without hurting him, you have literally kept him at arm's length. Your extended arm would prevent him from moving closer to you. Hence he cannot strike, kick, throw, grip or attack you in any way. On the other hand, you can attack him in many ways..

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Striking an Attacker with Shaolin Kungfu as He Attempts a Shoot 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