Two Tan Sau Tips

Two Tan Sau Tips

Tan Sau 

There are 2 points often overlooked by beginners when doing Tan Sau.

1 – Do not initiate the movement by opening the elbow joint or moving the hand; this is only for beginners. At a higher level, you should start from the shoulder blade.

If someone were to grab your wrist, it would be difficult to open the elbow joint or try to move the hand forward; you would be using force against force. But you could drop and stretch the shoulder blade to initiate the movement, creating leverage for yourself.

2 – Do not simply thrust the hand forward; use a spiralling movement. Again, this is consistent with the principle of not using force against force.

The legendary power, often attributed to Siu Nim Tao and Tan Sau, is derived from a “spring-loading” of the bones and connective tissue of the forearms through the process of supination (outward spiralling), pronation (inward spiralling), and stretching. ​

JAVIER GARCIA

3 thoughts on “Two Tan Sau Tips

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  2. Mark says:

    I tried, at this point stretching the elbow makes more sense than the shoulder.

    If you do both the elbow and the shoulder and whole body the. Makes more sense to me
    Elbow is the center of the mass of the arm and that’s where the lower is coming g from just like the navel is the center mass of the whole body.

  3. Eric Humphries says:

    “The legendary power that is often attributed to Siu Nim Tao and Tan Sau is derived from a “spring loading” of the bones and connective tissue of the forearms through the process of supination (outward spiraling), pronation (inward spiraling) and stretching.”​
    Perfectly worded, friend! Thank you for sharing that.

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