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No matter how an opponent may strike or kick at you while you are on the ground, you can effective counter his attacks using “Old Dragon Squats on Ground”

The Dragon stylist is not only graceful and flowing but also agile. The pattern “Move Body Little Jump” is effective for training agility. This pattern is useful when you wish to jump away swiftly from a combat situation.

A good way to land when jumping away is to use the pattern “Submerged Dragon Subdues Sea Monster”. There are many combat functions, one of which is avoid an opponent's attack on top and strike his leg below. You may then rise to attack with “Comet Chases away Moon”.

If you wish to remain on the ground for some reasons, “Old Dragon Squats on Ground” enables you to be safe from any attacks. An opponent may strike or kick you in any ways and you can counter effectively using this pattern.

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Little Jump and Subdue Monster


There are two patterns here. First is the pattern for the jump, called “Move Body Little Jump”. The second pattern is when the jump is completed, called “Submerged Dragon Subdues Sea Monster”. What combat functions can you think of for these two patterns?

Jumping away Agilely from any Attacks.


An obvious application is to jump away agilely from any attacks. In the video clip, Adam moves in to attack Peter. Peter responds with “Fell Tree with Roots” to fell Adam. Adam jumps away lightly and strikes Peter's front leg with a hand sweep.

Comet Chases after Moon


Following “Submerged Dragon Subdues Sea Monster” is the pattern “Comet Chases away Moon”. If an opponent moves in to attack you while you are squatting on the ground, move up and strike him with “Comet Chases after Moon”.

Old Dragon and Black Panther


After two repetitions of “Comet Chases after Moon” are two repetitions of the patterns “Old Dragon Squats on Ground”, followed by “Black Panther Rushes at Food”. These ground patterns are very useful. Can you think of their combat applications?

Chopping Legs snd Striking Groin


Peter uses “Old Dragon Squats on Ground” to counter Adam's kicks. The hand sweep is not meant to block the kicks, but to chop at the legs. When the opponent hesitate, drive a reverse leopard punch into his groin using the pattern “Black Panther Rushes at Food”.

Deflecting Hand Attacks and Striking Legs


“Old Dragon Squats on Ground” is not just for countering kicks. It is also effective for countering hand strikes. Grandmaster Wong advices Peter not just to block the hand attacks, but to deflect them and simultaneously strike the opponent's leg with the other hand.

Skill is Crucial to Apply Techniques


Grandmaster Wong says that this pattern “Old Dragon Squats on Ground” is an excellent ground pattern as it can be used to defend against or counter any strikes. Peter tries to put this pattern into operation. Although the technique is correct, the skill in using it is not yet accomplished. Can you tell what is wrong?

Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger


Grandmaster Wong demonstrates how to use this pattern skillfully. He asks Adam to attack him in whatever way he likes. When the opponent kicks, Grandmaster Wong strikes at his legs. When the opponent chops, Grandmaster Wong strikes at his arms. When he is hesitant, Grandmaster Wong rises up agilely and strikes the opponent's head and groin simultaneously with “Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger”.

Excellent Pattern for Ground Combat


Grandmaster Wong explains that this is an excellent pattern to use when you are on the ground. With this pattern, your opponent cannot harm you. He asks Adam to attack him in whatever ways he likes. Grandmaster Wong successfully deflects or counters all the attacks.

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Effective Techniques for Fighting on Ground 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
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  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
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  2. Good Spacing When Executing Kicks
  3. A Variety of Taekwondo Kicks
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  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
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  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
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