BRINGING OUT THE BEAUTY OF SHAOLIN KUNGFU IN COMBAT -- OVERVIEW
The real beauty of Shaolin Kungfu lies not in its demonstration, although it is actually beautiful to watch, but in its application, both for combat as well as non-combat purposes. Practicing Shaolin Kungfu correctly gives us good health and vitality enabling us to enjoy our work and play everyday of our life for a long, long time. At its higher level, it gives us spiritual joy.
Its functional beauty in combat is amazing, enthralling even the opponent. A high level Shaolin practitioner may defeat his opponent so convincingly but without hurting him that the defeated opponent often accepts his defeat willingly yet graciously.
Some of such beauty of Shaolin Kungfu in combat was brought out at the Special Shaolin Kungfu Course in September 2005 when Sifu Wong helped course participants to refine the efficiency of the combat sequences which they themselves composed from their selective sets.
Can these combat sequences which are pre-arranged be used in real fights where attacks do not come in any fixed order? Yes, the effectiveness of these combat sequences are tested out in free sparring shown in another series of videos. Their effectiveness have also been confirmed by numerous members of our Shaolin Wahnam family in real fights.
- Force and Technical Advantages of Dragon Movement
- Sparring in Relaxing Manner
- Moving Forward to Counter Kick
- Internal Force Generated from Dan Tian
- Tactic of Retreating to Attack
- Slowing Down Movement to Examine Strength and Weakness
- Importance of Body-Movement in Combat