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Summary of Siu Lim Tao Movement Sequence

Summary of Siu Lim Tao movement sequence. The table summarizes Siu Lim Tao movement sequence for all three sections (for both hands). Each movement spelled in Simplified Chinese with Cantonese pronunciation and English translation. Please keep in mind that the movement sequence might be different from lineage to lineage.

First Section
# Both (Seung)(雙)
1 開式 Hoi Sik Opening the form
2 開馬 Hoi Ma Opening the stance
3 二字箝羊馬 Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma Wing Chun trapezoid goat stance
4 交叉耕手 Gow Cha Gaang Sau Crossed hands down
5 交叉攤手 Gow Cha Taan Sau Crossed hands up
6 收拳 Sao Kuen Withdraw both fists
# Left (Jo)(左) Right (Yauh)(右)
7 冲拳 Jung Kuen Straight punch
8 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
9 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
10 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
11 冲拳 Jung Kuen Straight punch
12 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
13 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
14 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
15 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
16 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
17 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
18 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
19 伏手 Fuk Sau Resting hand
20 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
21 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
22 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
23 伏手 Fuk Sau Resting hand
24 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
25 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
26 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
27 伏手 Fuk Sau Resting hand
28 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
29 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
30 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
31 拍手 Paak Sau Slapping hand
32 直掌 Jik Jeung Straight palm
33 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
34 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
35 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
36 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
37 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
38 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
39 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
40 伏手 Fuk Sau Resting hand
41 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
42 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
43 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
44 伏手 Fuk Sau Resting hand
45 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
46 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
47 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
48 伏手 Fuk Sau Resting hand
49 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
50 沈手 Jum Sau Sinking hand
51 護手 Wu Sau Protecting hand
52 拍手 Paak Sau Slapping hand
53 直掌 Jik Jeung Straight palm
54 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
55 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
56 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
Second Section
# Left (Jo)(左) Right (Yauh)(右)
57 撳手 Gum Sau Pinning hand
58 撳手 Gum Sau Pinning hand
# Both (Seung)(雙)
59 後撳手 Hao Gum Sau Double pinning hands behind
60 前撳手 Chin Gum Sau Double pinning hands in front
61 攔手 Lan Sau Double bar hands
62 拂手 Fak Sau Double whisking (chop) hands
63 攔手 Lan Sau Double bar hands
64 沈手 Jum Sau Double sinking arms
65 托手 Tok Sau Double lifting hands
66 窒手 Jut Sau Double jerking hands
67 標指手 Biu Jee Sau Darting fingers
68 橋撳手 Kiu Gum Sau Bridge pinning arms
69 提手 Tai Sau Double uplifting hands
70 收拳 Sao Kuen Withdraw both fists
Third Section
# Left (Jo)(左) Right (Yauh)(右)
71 拍手 Paak Sau Slapping hand
72 側掌 Juk Jeung Side palm
73 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
74 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
75 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
76 拍手 Paak Sau Slapping hand
77 側掌 Juk Jeung Side palm
78 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
79 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
80 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
81 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
82 耕手 Gaang Sau Splitting block
83 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
84 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
85 低側掌 Dai Juk Jeung Low side palm
86 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
87 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
88 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
89 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
90 耕手 Gaang Sau Splitting block
91 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
92 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
93 低側掌 Dai Juk Jeung Low side palm
94 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
95 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
96 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
97 膀手 Bong Sau Wing arm
98 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
99 托掌 Tok Jeung Downward palm
100 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
101 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
102 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
103 膀手 Bong Sau Wing arm
104 攤手 Taan Sau Dispersing hand
105 托掌 Tok Jeung Downward palm
106 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
107 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
108 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
109 脫手 Tuit Sau Clearing hand
110 脫手 Tuit Sau Clearing hand
111 脫手 Tuit Sau Clearing hand
# 連環拳 Lien Wan Kuen Linked chain punching
112 冲拳 Jung Kuen Straight punch
113 冲拳 Jung Kuen Straight punch
114 冲拳 Jung Kuen Straight punch
# Left (Jo)(左) Right (Yauh)(右)
115 攤手 Taan Sau Palm up
116 圈手 Huen Sau Circling hand
117 收拳 Sau Kuen Withdraw fist
#
118 收馬 Sau Ma Closing the stance
119 收式 Sau Sik Closing the form

12 responses to “Summary of Siu Lim Tao Movement Sequence

  1. Pingback: Siu Lim Tao Explained | My Way of Wing Chun

  2. Jonathan Porto December 12, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for providing such detailed information on Wing Chun and on Siu Lim Tao in particular. I understand that lineages have variations to their forms but your list of terms actually hit right on with what I am learning. Again, thank you for providing this content.

  3. Martin January 31, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Wow! This is awesome! I could never remember the names in the third section. Thanks for taking the time to write this!

  4. kainebruce August 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Someone shared your article on /r/WingChun/.

    https://en.reddit.com/r/WingChun/comments/3fvndf/summary_of_siu_lim_tao_movement_sequence_with/

    What lineage is this? I checked your about me and saw potentially 2-3 origins.

  5. Alan February 3, 2016 at 5:40 am

    This is awesome. I’ve been scouring the net/youtube for a list of the movements/demo…this is great, thank you, glad I found your website!

  6. thebestspecialist November 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks for good work! Is there anything similar available for Chum Kiu form?

    Your path looks pretty much to my 😀 . I have been practicing “Traditional Wing Chun” (William Cheung’s modified Wing Chung) for 3 months (bcz it had very good ads and I was young and foolish to trust), and then found it ineffective. Its B.O.E.C. model doesn’t work well on short distance with empty hands and usually on street you find yourself either on short distance or in parterre vs your opponent (ofc if you are lucky enough not to meet some guy with knife/gun). Also I had ideology conflicts with instructors from that school after I found some slippery facts about their life outside of martial arts school. So I gladly dropped that school and tried other Wing Chung’s lineage (Leung Bok Cheung’s lineage, even not Ip Man’s, though Siu Lim Tao is very similar to what you described; we also have upward elbow strikes after Kiu Gum Sau in Second section). I loved it from first day, really efficient, brutal, precious and flash art for short distance combat, but now I am relocating to Cologne, Germany and looking for new good Wing Chun school. 😉

    I have seen articles in Russian. Are you from CIS region?

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