Shaolin Tantui

Striking his Arms is a Good Technique against a Boxer

"Tantui" looks simple but it contains all the four categories of attack -- striking, kicking, felling and chin-na -- and their defences. You can find examples of all these attacks in this short series.

This video series also depicts some effective counters against Boxers and Kick-Boxers. It may sound presumptuous but if you can skillfully apply just the combat techniques shown here, you can counter Boxers and Kick-Boxers quite comfortably.

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Application of Double Kicks
Application of Double Kicks
Striking Boxers' Arms

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Incorrect Block
Against Boxers
Against Kick-Boxers

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Wrong Strategy
Good Strategy

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Flow with Momentum
Emptying Rucksack

You can view all the videos by clicking the picture below to view the videos on this page, or clicking the caption to view the videos at Vimeo.

Richness of Tantui Combat Applications 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