Shaolin Tantui

The leg techniques of Northern Shaolin Kungfu are amazing. Here Grandmaster Wong uses his leg to intercept Sifu Andrew's kick

Chin-na, which is a special way of gripping, is a very sophisticated method of attack. As many martial arts do not have chin-na in their repertoire, if you can successful apply chin-na on their exponents, they would have no techniques to counter you. Amazingly, there is one technique in Tantui which can be used to counter any chin-na or gripping attacks. This technique is called "Breaking Lock" and is implemented in Combat Sequence 9 in the pattern "Second Brother Breaks Lock".

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Grip and Strike
Break Lock
Break Lock

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Organ Kick
Organ Kick

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Good Spacing
Leg Defence
Felling Opponent

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Shaolin Tantui Technique to Counter Chin-Na or Gripping Attack from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

Tantui Course at UK Summer Camp 2007

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Tantui, the Essence of Northern Shaolin