Monthly Archives: March 2015

USING ATTACKS FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO COUNTERS IN OTHER MARTIAL ARTS

Lessons from Intensive Shaolin Kungfu Course

Kuala Lumpur, 18th to 22nd March 2015

The rationale behind applying a kungfu combat sequence against opponents of other martial arts is that you are so fluent in your sequence that they have no time to response. It does not matter what martial arts they practice. You must press in so relentlessly that they have no time to use their techniques on you.

This is the proactive approach. They merely retreat to avoid your pressing attack. As a result they are pressed to a wall.

However, if they are skillful enough to dodge your attack and manage a counter, you use the reactive approach. You counter their response and continue your pressing attack, or subdue them on the ground and deliver your coup de grace.

To bring your sparring to a higher level, you can use attacks for which your opponents of other martial arts have no counters. For example, if you kick at a Boxer, he has no techniques in his repertoire to defend against your kick. If you apply a chin-na technique on a Karate exponent, he has no techniques in his repertoire to release your grip. If you fell a Taekwondo exponent, he has no techniques to defend against your felling attack.

The video below shows some attacks for which opponents of other martial arts have no techniques to counter. But if you apply the same attacks on kungfu practitioners, they will be able to respond correctly – if they know how, and many kungfu practitioners do not know how, they merely perform kungfu forms.

The video below may be divided into the following parts:

  1. Using a chin-na attack on opponents of other martial arts. A kungfu counter against the chin-na attack is also shown. Most other martial arts do not have a counter.
  2. Sean used a chin-na attack called “Old Eagle Catches Snake” against Pascal. Most martial arts do not have a counter against this chin-na attack.
  3. Pascal used a felling attack, Fell Tree with Roots, against Sean.
  4. Sean and Barnie both used Shaolin Kungfu for combat. As Shaolin Kungfu has an extensive range of techniques, there are no attacks that cannot be countered.

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COMBAT SEQUENCE AGAINST OTHER MARTIAL ARTS

Lessons from ntensive Shaolin Kungfu Course

Kuala Lumpur, 18th to 22nd March 2015

Amongst the many important lessons learnt at the Intensive Shaolin Kungfu course from 16th to 22nd March 2015 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was using a kungfu combat sequence against an opponent of other martial arts. This is exactly what Grandmaster Wong has been advocating.

The video above showed this important lesson, which may be divided into the following 6 parts as follows:

  1. Joel using typical kungfu forms was at the mercy of Bernie who uses kick-boxing. This is what many of our students and some instructors do, despite advice to the contrary by our Grandmaster! It is no surprise, therefore, these students and instructors are badly beaten by other martial artists.
  2. Kang Jin used Shaolin techniques against Joel who acted as a kick-boxer. Although Kang Jin used a good kungfu technique to fell Joel at the end, this was not what the Grandmaster advised. Kang Jin used isolated kungfu techniques instead of a kungfu combat sequence to press into the opponent.
  3. The situation was now reversed. Joel used typical kungfu techniques against Kang Jin who acted as a kick-boxer. But Joel, like Kang Jin before, used kungfu techniques in isolation. Seeing Joel’s poor performance, Grandmaster Wong interrupted their sparring. Grandmaster Wong asked Joel to used the same kungfu techniques in a sequence instead of in isolation.
  4. The effect was immediate. Using the same techniques, but in a sequence instead of in isolation, Joel pressed Kang Jin to the curtained windows. This was exactly what Grandmaster Wong had been advocating all along.
  5. The next session between Leroy and Sean was interesting. Whenever Leroy applied a kungfu combat sequence on Sean who acted as an opponent using other martial arts, Sean had no chance. When the situation was reversed, whenever Sean applied a kungfu combat sequence on Leroy who acted as an opponent using other martial arts, Leroy had no chance. The reason was simple. The kungfu exponent applied his kungfu combat sequence so fluently that the opponent had no techniques in his repertoire to counter or had no time to counter. There was also a glimpse of Bernie applying a kungfu combat sequence on Pascal.
  6. There was a short session of Pascal using a kungfu technique to fell Sean. Then Barnie applied a simple combat sequence to press Kang Jin backward. This was the lesson Grandmaster Wong had been telling Shaolin Wahnam instructors and students to do, i.e. to press opponents of other martial arts with a well trained combat sequence. There was also a glimpse of Parveen who did what many people would consider impossible. She came with clutches a day before, but during the whole course she participated and sparred without clutches!

The invaluable lesson from this video is obvious. Practice a kungfu combat sequence well. Then just apply it on your opponents of other martial arts, taking care of safety first for yourself. Your opponents will have no time or no techniques in their repertoire to counter.

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The Many Benefits of Lifting the Sky

  1. It is easy to perform, yet the benefits are wonderful
  2. It is hard to make mistakes, yet results come quickly.
  3. At a physical level, it is an excellent exercise to stretch myself and to have a good posture.
  4. At an energy level, it generates an overall energy flow.
  5. At a mind level, it leads quickly to relaxation and to enter into a chi kung state of mind.
  6. It is convenient to get energy flowing, or to accumulate energy, for healing purposes.
  7. It is convenient to cleanse myself after healing somebody.
  8. It is a convenient method to generate a vigorous chi flow to cleans injury just cased.
  9. It is a useful exercise to start any physical or mental activity, as well as to conclude it.
  10. Its benefits range from the very basic to the most advanced.

Lifting the Sky is a wondrous exercise in Shaolin Wahnam.

(sourced from http://shaolin.org/answers/ans15a/mar15-3.html)