The Siu Nim Tao Form
The Siu Nim Tao Form is the most important empty hand set of the art. The first section, Yut Tan Saam Fook, (OneTan Sao, Three Fook Sao), is performed very slowly. A meditative practice expanding awareness and reducing focus to a little idea. From the floor to the top of the head, from the toes to the fingertips, this form is concerned with vision, breath and posture. The movements of this form are the most fundamental of the style yet the most important. All of the techniques of the other sets and the wooden dummy directly emanate from the movements of Siu Nim Tao.