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08-19-2000, 06:03 PM
Greetings from Antananarivo

Is anyone familar with an old Chinese form called Dai Po Chin? or a martial art called Tam Tui (seeking leg)?

The above are said to be related to an Okinawan kata called Naifanchin.



Ben Gash
08-20-2000, 07:32 PM
Tam Tui or Tan Tui, means "springing leg" and is a northern system of the Hui (Islamic) community of North-West China. It was created by Zha Shangma (Chashangmir or Chamir which is Chinese for Jamil) as a primer for his Zhaquan system. It teaches the key skills required for a solid northern foundation, and as such was adopted by many shaolin schools, and was incorporated into the syllabus of the Chin Woo institute.

08-22-2000, 02:11 PM
Hi all,

I would just like to add that there is more than one version of Tan Tui. Although i do not study it personally. I'm pretty sure that there are 24, 18, 12 and 10 line versions of this set. Most people use it as a precoursor to Bak Sil Lum in some way.

I have only seen the 10 and 12 line versions though.