IF YOU USE A LOT OF KICKS, YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THEIR COUNTERS

Shaolin Tantui

Sifu Marcus demonstrates a Tantui technique against kicks



Shaolin Tantui is famous for its kicks. Some martial artists may be surprised as they may not see many obvious kicking techniques in a Tantui demonstration as they would normally see in martial arts associated with kicks like Taekwondo and Muay Thai. The main reason is that the kicks are purposely made inconspicuous.

Another difference between Tantui and other kicking arts is that there are also many effective counters against kicks, although many martial artists, including many Tantui practitioners themselves, may be aware of it. It is logical in kungfu philosophy. If you use a lot of kicks yourself, you should also know a lot of counters against kicks. Being able to neutralize your own attacks.will not only prevent you from being defeated by your own techniques, but also enhance the understanding and application of your attacks. This, however, does not seem to be the case in Taekwondo and Muay Thai.


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If You Use a Lot of Kicks, You Should Know their Counters 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 found at

Tantui, the Essence of Northern Shaolin

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