Song of the Shi Er Tan Tui
Strike forward with a single fist in advance position.
Hit the enemy with both fists crossed.
Knock the enemy’s head with your body turning backward.
Strike with the fists and kick the enemy with the feet.
Protect your head and hit the enemy’s chest.
Strike with both fists; prostrating legs.
Hit the enemy’s ear with one fist and kick him hard.
Protect your head and groin with the fists.
Hold the fists together and separate them.
Kick your enemy with the foot as you hit him with an arrow.
Strike sideward with hook fists.
Recover the original position.
Tan Tui style builds up the body due to its strenuous demands for low body height, precise movements, and forceful execution. Teaching combat skills such as springing, kicking, stamping, sweeping, thrusting, grappling, punching, pushing, hooking and sticking, etc. Body mechanics are coordinated so that maximum force is issued with smooth effectiveness and efficiency.