Basic Monkey-Fighting Combinations Martial Arts 21 FEB 2013

tie hou quan kung fu school logoThe following combos are monkey-style training combos. The aim of these sets is to teach students to think of combining monkey-fighting elements into a coherent attack pattern. The first four combos are the basic fighting combinations taught.

1. Hook/Punch Combination

Cover with your left hand, blocking the opponent’s view.
Step out to the right of them and hook to their head using your right fist.
Step forward with the right foot and deliver a Stone-Monkey Punch with your left fist.

2. Hook/Elbow/Kick Combination

Cover with your left hand, blocking the opponent’s view.
Step out to the right of them and hook to their head using your right fist.
Step in and strike the dazed opponent in the head using a close left elbow strike.
Complete the movement by performing a low roundhouse kick to the opponent’s upper-thigh/knee using your right leg.

3. Block/Push-Kick Combination

Perform a Dai Shin block using your right hand to draw away the attacker’s right-handed punch.
Swing your right leg round and in one movement, push the attacker away from you. Although this is a kick, the primary goal of this movement is to force the opponent away from you. To achieve this, imagine the point of impact of the kick to be far behind the opponent’s body. This will lead to a pushing effect when delivering the kick.

4. Block/Arm-Takedown Combination

Perform a Dai Shin block using your right hand to draw away the attacker’s right-handed punch.
As you pull the attacker’s arm past you, pulling him off balance, step over his upper body. This will force him down to the ground, with you standing over him.

As the attacker is forced to the ground, you adjust your grip on his punching hand and apply an arm-bar hold. By hyper-extending the elbow and applying the correct pushing down motion you should dislocate the attacker’s shoulder.

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