Siu Lim Tao (little idea)

 

This is the first form a student will learn and is the foundation upon which all other forms are built. The form is practiced at a natural deep core breathing rhythm without out any power being shown. If and when possible, we encourage students to do the form as manytimes per day .This form is one of the most challenging and generally takes the longest to be graded in. This is because the Siu Lim Tao is the foundation of all others forms and any mistakes in structure or mechanics are ideally rectified before poor structure is duplicated and ingrained into advance training. The Siu Lim Tao is primarily designed for one on one confrontation, adopting a close range combat syllabus. Before being graded in the Siu Lim Tao students are also taught Chi Sau and San Sau drills and must be able to demonstrate the use of all techniques in both of these drills. Gaining Certification in the Siu Lim Tao is by no means a sign of mastering the form, as student progresses they must take the Siu Lim Tao with them throughout their entire training syllabus as it provides the essential template that all other forms are based on.