TWELVE SEQUENCES OF SHAOLIN TANTUI

Shaolin Tantui

Tantui is famous for kicks


Tantui, which means “spring kicks”, is a famous Northern Shaolin style. It is widely practiced, but unfortunately most Tantui practitioners today only practice the forms without their combat applications. The Twelve Tantui Combat Sequences taught by Grandmaster Wong, which show the combat applications of Tantui, can be found here , here and here .

Traditionally, the 12 Tantui sequences are named after their main techniques. For example, the first sequence is called “chong chui” or “thrust punch”, named after its main hand technique. It is also named “chuin thui” or “inch kick”. named after its leg technique.

The techniques are implemented in patterns. The pattern implementing “thrust puch” in Sequence 1 is “Second Brother Offers Wine”, and implementing “inch kick” is “Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger”. Both the names of the techniques and the patterns of the 12 sequences are given below.

The 12 Sequences are as follows

  1. Thrust Punch - Second Brother Offers Wine
  2. Kicking Attack - Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger
  3. Chopping Attack - Three Rings Round the Moon
  4. Hook Thrust - Green Dragon Exhibit Tail
  5. Lift Strike - Cross Road Lift Strike
  6. Double Spread - Embrace Moon in Bosom
  7. Single Spread - Single Strike Bell Sounds
  8. Thrust Kick - Shoot Arrow at Mystical Pavilion
  9. Break Lock - Second Brother Breaks Lock
  10. Arrow Spring - Swallow Flies through Clouds
  11. Hook-Hang - Arrest Horse at Cliff
  12. Side Fist - Turn Body Strike Rock

The videos for these sequences are taken from a Tantui course taught by Grandmaster Wong at the UK Summer Camp in 2007

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Sequence 1: Thrust Punch - Second Brother Offers Wine

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Thrust Punch

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Sequence 2: Kicking Attack - Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger

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Kicking Attack

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Sequence 3: Chopping Attack - Three Rings Round the Moon

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Chopping Attack

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Sequence 4: Hook Thrust - Green Dragon Exhibits Tail

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Hook Thrust

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Sequence 5: Lift-Strike - Cross Road Lift Strike

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Lift-Strike

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Sequence 6: Double Spread - Embrace Moon in Bosom

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Double Spread

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Sequence 7: Single Spread - Single Strike Bell Sounds

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Single Spread

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Sequence 8: Thrust Kick - Shoot Arrow at Mystical Pavilion

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Thrust Kick

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Sequence 9: Break Lock - Second Brother Breaks Lock

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Break Lock

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Sequence 10: Arrow Spring - Swallow Flies through Clouds

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Arrow Spring

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Sequence 11: Hook-Hang - Arrest Horse at Cliff

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Hook-Hang

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Sequence 12: Side Fist - Turn Body Strike Rock

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Side Fist

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Please click the picture below or click the caption to view the video

12 Tantui Sequences at UK Summer Camp from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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