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Applying Shaolin techniques in sparring

It is actually amusing to find many kungfu practitioners, including some masters, thinking that kungfu techniques are not as effective as Boxing or Kick-Boxing for combat. Hence, they discard kungfu patterns for Boxing or Kick-Boxing in their sparring.

The reason, of course, is not that kungfu is combat inefficient, but that these kungfu practitioners do not know how to apply their kungfu for combat. In the Shaolin Kungfu Course in Frankfurt in June 2008, course participants spent some time applying Shaolin techniques against opponents using Boxing, Kick-Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling.

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Applying Shaolin Kungfu against Other Martial Arts from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Selection from Intensive Shaolin Kungfu Course in Frankfurt of June 2008

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  1. Applying Shaolin Kungfu against other Martial Arts
  2. Applying the Tactic of Chase, Cover and Strike against Boxers
  3. Effective Shaolin Techniques and Tactics against Kick-Boxing
  4. Intercepting Fast Punches and Striking Kicking Legs
  5. Shaolin Counters against Sweeping Kicks and Knee Jabs
  6. Handling Kick-Boxers and Muay Thai Fighters
  7. Counters against Knee Strikes, Elbow Strikes and Elbow Dislocations
  8. Effective Ways to Handle Boxers
  9. Counters against Kick-Boxing and Wrestling Attacks
  10. The Eight Distilled Combat Sequences

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