BASIC FOOTWORK TRAINING

Shaolin Tantui

Grandmaster Wong leads the class in rolling forward with the Bow-Arrow Stance



One often hear people saying that “ma-bu” is very important, but not many realize that “ma-bu” refers not just to the Horse-Riding Stance or stances in general. There are actually two concepts in the term, namely “ma” and “bu”.

“Ma” refers to stances, and “bu” to footwork. Hence, it is not sufficient that we train our stances, but also our footwork, thus manifesting the yin-yang harmony of the term. In other words, we should not only be solid, which our stance training will bring, but also be agile, which comes from good footwork.


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Flexibility Exercises
Waist Rotation
Changing Direction

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Changing Direction
Stepping Forward
Stepping Back

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Stepping Back
Rolling Forward
Rolling Forward

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Rolling Back
Rolling Back
Stepping Forward


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Basic Footwork Training in Shaolin Tantui from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.



Tantui Course at UK Summer Camp 2007


Other reviews of Tantui courses held in Toronto and Frankfurt can be accessed at

Tantui, the Essence of Northern Shaolin

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