Shaolin Tantui

Grandmaster Wong avoids a kick from Sifu Michael Chow

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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

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