THE MAGIC OF SHAOLIN TANTUI
Tantui, which means “Spring Kicks” is the essence of Northern Shaolin Kungfu. In the 19th and 20th centuries, great masters like Huo Yuan Jia and Huo Yun Jia used Tantui to convincingly defeat foreign masters who came to test the combat effectiveness of kungfu.
Tantui is widely practiced today, but unfortunately practitioners only perform external forms of the 12 sequences, without developing internal force and learning combat application.
The “Magic of Tantui” course held in Toronto from 22nd to 24th April 2014 attempted to overcome these weaknesses, and restore the greatness of Tantui. Besides the wonderful benefits from the training, there was also a lot of fun and laughter at the course.
We wish to thank Sifu Emiko Hsuen for making this course possible.
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|1 Basics of Tantui||2 Flowing Force|
|3 Exploding Force||4 Class Practice|
|5 Covering an Opponent||6 Forcing Boxers Back|
|7 Pressing with a Chosen Sequence||8 Chasing and Covering|
|9 Felling Techniques and Counters||10 Rotation of Waist|
|11 Release Grips||12 Importance of Footwork|
|13 Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder||14 Lift Strike|
|15 Minimizing Opponent's force||16 Combat Sequence 1|
|17 Tantui against Boxer||18 Some Questions on Combat|
|19 Hanging Double Hooks||20 Secret of Tantui Thrust Punch|
|21 Combat Sequence 2||22 Three Rings Around the Moon|
|23 Combat Sequence 3||24 Knee Jab|
|25 Organ-Seeking Kick||26 Combat Sequence 4|
|27 Combat Sequence 5||28 Combat Sequence 6|
|29 Sequences 4, 5, 6||30 Combat Sequence 7|
|31 Grip and Strike||32 Combat Sequence 8|
|33 Break Lock||34 Combat Sequence 9|
|35 Hold Horse Before Cliff||36 Double Flying Kicks|
|37 Combat Sequence 10||38 Combat Sequences 11, 12|
|39 Against Kicks||40 Against Pin-Downs|