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Grandmaster Wong fells Nick using a False-Leg Stance, demonstrating that a Monkey stylist is both agile and solid, because the agile False-Leg Stance is normally considered not solid enough for executing felling techniques

A helpful method to formulate your own combat sequences is to use our basic sequences as bases. You can then substitute some patterns from the basic sequences with patterns from your specialized set. This is the method many course participants employ.

As the intended combat sequence should contain a felling technique, participants choose Combat Sequence 13, “Fell Tree with Roots”, as a base. In their Dragon sequences, George uses “Fierce Dragon Across Stream” and also “Chop the Hua Mountain” instead of “Double Butterflies Flying” to counter the throw.

Normally a solid stance, like the Horse-Riding Stance, is used to execute throws. But in the Monkey sequences, Grandmaster Wong uses the agile False-Leg Stance instead, demonstrating that a Monkey stylist can be agile and solid at the same time.

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Combat Sequence with Felling Techniques


George and Daniel are working out a combat sequence from their specialized Dragon-Form Set where felling techniques are involved. They start with the backward throw found in our basic Combat Sequence 13, “Fell Tree with Roots”.

How to Formulate your own Combat Sequences


In our basic Combat Sequence 13, the counter to “Fell Tree with Roots” is “Double Butterflies Flying”. George modifies the counter slightly to “Fierce Dragon Across Stream”. This is a good way to formulate your own combat sequences.

Deflecting an Opponent's Hand


George shows another counter. Instead of using “Fierce Dragon Across Stream”, now he uses “Chop the Hua Mountain”. Grandmaster Wong demonstrates the fine points in deflecting an opponent's hand using his elbow. He then shows yet another counter, “Fierce Tiger Scratches Sand”, which is similar in principle to “Black Bear Sinks Hips” in Taijiquan. Isn't kungfu rich and beautiful?

Agility and Solidness of Monkey Kungfu


Nick and Sifu Roland formulate their combat sequence from their Monkey Set incorporating felling techniques. They also start with our basic backward throw in Combat Sequence 13, namely “Fell Tree with Roots”. Nick counters with “Jade Girl Kicks Shuttle”. Grandmaster Wong says that the backward throw is normally executed in a Horse-Riding Stance which gives a solid base to the attack for the throw. But a Monkey stylist is both agile and solid. So he may uses other stances to execute the throw.

Executing a Throw on a False-Leg Stance


Normally the False-Leg Stance is not suitable to use for executing a throw because it lacks a solid base. But a Monkey stylist can still be solid, and agile, in his False-Leg Stance, and therefore uses it for a throw, like what Grandmaster Wong does, as if without effort! Throwing a light Monkey like Nick is easy. But what about throw a gorilla like Sifu Roland?

Throwing a Gorilla almost Effortlessly!


Grandmaster Wong throws Sifu Roland, who is big and heavy like a gorilla, almost effortlessly! What is the secret of the effective throw? Off-balance your opponent first, then throwing him will be almost effortless. With your hand on his throat, and pushing him back, he almost falls on his own.

Advantages of False-Leg Stance over Horse-Riding


Sifu Rolland first fells Nick while on a Horse-Riding Stance. Grandmaster Wong asks him to use a False-Leg Stance to fell Nick, which Sifu Roland does almost effortlessly. What advantages Sifu Roland has using a False-Leg Stance over using a Horse-Riding Stance in executing the felling technique?

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Felling Techniques of the Dragon and the Monkey from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


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  1. Returning to the Basics
  2. Form, Force, Flow and Element of Threat
  3. Reviewing the Basic Combat Sequences
  4. Devising Strategies Using Combat Sequences
  5. Applying Strategies for Effective Combat
  6. Free Sparring with Prescribed Conditions
  7. Combat Sequences to Train Spontaneous Attacks and Responses
  8. Using Strategies and Tactics in Attack and Defence
  9. It is Heartening to see so Many People Using Kungfu in Free Sparring
  10. Felling and Gripping Techniques in Shaolin Kungfu
  1. How Sequence Training and Chi Flow Enhance Combat Efficiency
  2. The Tiger-Crane Set — Manifesting the Hard and the Soft in Shaolin Kungfu
  3. The Dragon-Tiger Set — Crystallization of Two Wahnam Traditions
  4. The Dragon-Form Set — Demonstrating that Softness Can be Very Powerful
  5. Shaolin Monkey Set — Symbolizing Spiritual Path from Cheekiness to Enlightenment
  6. Shaolin Five-Animal Set — Gist of Shaolin Forms and Essence
  7. Shaolin Pakua Set Set — An Exclusive Set Fit for Kings and Generals
  8. Combat Application pf Pakua — Sharing Secrets for Combat Efficiency
  9. Beginning to Learn some Monkey Tricks
  10. Refining Techniques in Combat
  1. Some Examples of High level Combat
  2. Collective Effort for Greater Benefits
  3. Can Sophisticated Kungfu Techniques be Used in Combat?
  4. Skills are usually More Important than Techniques
  5. One-Finger Shooting Zen — the Treasure of Shaolin Wahnam
  6. Raising Levels of Techniques and Tactics in Combat
  7. Bringing Combat Skills to More Sophisticated Levels
  8. Monkey Techniques are Flowing and Agile but can be Very Devastating
  9. Flowing with the Opponent's Momentum
  10. Beware of the Monkey Tricks
  1. Marvelous Techniques Beget Marvelous Techniques
  2. How to Raise your Level of Combat
  3. How you can Defeat your Opponents
  4. Employing Sophisticated Kungfu Techniques to Enhance Combat Efficiency
  5. Systematic Training is Essential for Combat Efficiency
  6. Raising Combat Efficiency from Basic to Advanced Levels
  7. Kungfu Philosophy and Swaying Willows
  8. Hands Pave the Way, Kicks to Clinch Victory
  9. Six Harmonies of the Double Tiger Claws
  10. The Amazement and Effectiveness of Monkey Kicks
  1. A Bag Full of Monkey Tricks
  2. Gentle and Flowing, yet Very Powerful
  3. Can your Responses still be Correct and Spontaneous in Real Fights?
  4. Incorporating Kicks into Combat Sequences
  5. Elaborate Patterns to Meet Complex Combat Situations
  6. The Benefits of Understanding and Applying Kungfu Philosophy
  7. Our Kungfu is a Training of Energy and Mind
  8. Ensuring Own Safety when Felling Opponents
  9. The Beauty and Profundity of Shaolin Felling Techniques
  10. Felling Techniques of the Dragon and the Monkey
  1. Felling an Opponent Without him Realizing What has Happened
  2. Pattern Analysis of the Tiger-Crane Set
  3. Tiger Patterns for Chin-Na, Against Kicks and Countering the Shoot
  4. Pattern Analysis of the Dragon-Tiger Set
  5. Revealing the Secret Tactic of Leak Hand
  6. From the Level of Techniques to the Levels of Tactics and Strategies
  7. Pattern Analysis of the Dragon-Form Set
  8. Effective Techniques for Fighting on the Ground
  9. Pattern Analysis of the Monkey Set
  10. Soft Techniques and Internal Force in Monkey Kungfu
  1. Interesting Monkey Patterns that are Deadly for Combat
  2. Pattern Analysis of the Pakua Set
  3. Pattern Analysis of the Five-Animal Set
  4. Variety of Techniques in Shaolin Five Animals
  5. Investigating the Combat Applications of Some Patterns
  6. Similar Patterns but Different Applications
  7. Effective Counters against Kicks, Grips and Knee Jabs
  8. Secrets of Skyward Cannon Punch in Continuous Attack
  9. Cannon Punch Towards Sky and Fierce Tiger Crouching on Ground
  10. Flowing Monkey Techniques against Powerful Tiger Claws
  1. Sophisticated Grips and Sophisticated Counters
  2. Breaking an Opponent's Elbow and Wrist
  3. Neutralizing Wrist Lock and the Three Harmonies
  4. Advanced Chin-Na Techniques and Counters
  5. Two Stories about Kicks
  6. How to Respond to Attacks Spontaneously and Correctly
  7. Can Beautiful Patterns and Flowing Movements be Effective in Combat?
  8. Linking Combat Sequences into a Set
  9. From Pre-Arranged Sparring to Combat Efficiency
  10. Crystalization of Combat Techniques from Past Masters
  1. Hei Sai or the Spirit of Energy
  2. Manifesting the Energy and Spirit of your Form
  3. Manifesting the Spirit of the Form
  4. Kungfu Practice is not just Physical Training but also Spiritual Cultivation
  5. Fluidity of Form, Energy and Spirit
  6. Shaolin Kungfu is Chi Kung and Meditation
  7. Revealing the Secrets of Shaolin Masters
  8. The Profundity of Shaolin Combat Application
  9. It is Easy to Fight against Boxers
  10. Avoiding a Boxer's Strong Points and Attacking his Weaknesses
  1. Some Effective Tactics against Boxers
  2. The Strategy of Not Allowing an Opponent to Escape
  3. The Strategy of Letting Trick Manifesting Trick
  4. The Strategies of Interception and of Striking Form
  5. Standardized Routines of Kick-Boxing Attacks
  6. Some Effective Counters to Kick-Boxing Attacks
  7. Felling a Kick-Boxer when he Kicks
  8. The Secrets of Two Tigers Subdue Dragon
  9. Shaolin Counters against Kick-Boxing and Karate
  10. Some Important Combat Philosophy and Principles
  1. It is Relatively Easy to Handle Karate Attacks
  2. Good Spacing When Executing Kicks
  3. A Variety of Taekwondo Kicks
  4. Effective Shaolin Counters against Taekwondo Kicks
  5. Trapping Legs and Subduing Opponents
  6. Making Expedient Changes to Surprised Attacks
  7. The Legacy of Sigung Ho Fatt Nam — Planting Willow in Front of Camp
  8. Having Fun in Throws and their Counters
  9. Sharing the Secret of Move Stance Change Step
  10. Some Unorthodox Felling Techniques Not Commonly Seen
  1. Felling Opponents with your Stances!
  2. Beware of Monkeys; they are Expert at Plucking Peaches
  3. Sophisticated Footwork and Leg Techniques of Monkeys and Gorillas
  4. Wrestling Throws are Found in Shaolin Kungfu Too
  5. Real Fighting is Different from Martial Sports
  6. Who Says there is no Ground-Fighting in Shaolin Kungfu
  7. An Incredible Secret of One-Finger Zen
  8. Understanding Muay Thai Fighting Strategies and Techniques
  9. Various Strategies to Counter Muay Thai Fighters
  10. Responding to Muay Thai Attacks Spontaneously and Correctly
  1. Avoiding Opponent's Strength and Attacking his Weakness
  2. Effective Ways to Counter Sweeping Kicks
  3. Effective Counters against Knee and Elbow Strikes
  4. Crouching Tiger against Grab Neck Elbow Strike
  5. Shaolin Kungfu for Combat Efficiency, Good Health and Spiritual Development

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