SIMPLE IN APPEARANCE BUT PROFOUND IN APPLICATION

Shaolin Tantui

Sifu Marcus applies "Rising Dragon Galloping Tiger" against Sifu Simon's attack



Tantui is very popularly practiced today, but unfortunately the great majority of Tantui practitioners only perform the solo forms without understanding their combat application. They may be very surprised that all the Tantui patterns are very useful for fighting?

Indeed, if one is fluent in just Tantui Sequence 1, which is called “Thrust Punch”, he can be quite a formidable fighter. Imagine how combat efficient a Tantui master will be when he is fluent in all the twelve Tantui sequences. The Tantui patterns may look simple, but they can be quite profound.

For example, the pattern “Roll Elbow”, known in Southern Shaolin as “Crow Flaps Wings”, has many other combat functions besides being an effective elbow strike. It can be used to release an opponent's grip or to fell an opponent.


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Roll Elbow
Roll Elbow
Good Spacing

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Hang Fist
Working Out

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Working Out
Working Out
Working Out


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Tantui Course at UK Summer Camp 2007


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

Tantui, the Essence of Northern Shaolin

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