Monkey Climbing Tree ?

March 6, 2008

From the same “Yuan Gung Quan” DVD, here’s a pretty common monkey style approach.

Here you see a leg hook followed with a leaping knee strike; something resembling “Monkey climbing tree” in other styles like Saolim monkey….

Except that you see more of a stepping lift off with one leg on opponent tigh and then knee strike with your other leg in most other styles.

Just like what Tony Jaa likes to do in his movies and if I remember correctly, the old name for this Muay Thai technique has “Hannuman” in it.

“Hannuman” referring to the “Monkey God” in Hinduism ……..

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