Lawrence Tan has spent a lifetime seeking, and finding, the traditional secrets to martial arts mastery.
The quest continues, with over forty eight years experience that includes teaching, film fight choreography, actor, stunt man, writer and video director. He traveled to China and met or studied with many of the great masters, such as Bruce Lee, Cheng Man Ching, Wong Shun Leung and Chen Xiao Wang. He was also the Far East Editor for Inside Kung Fu Magazine.
By integrating Shaolin Animal Kung Fu, and Bruce Lee's JKD, Master Tan founded the TanDao system. In addition to streamlining traditional kung fu for modern fighting, TanDao teaches martial arts for wellness. TanDao's signature exercise, created by Master Tan, is the Universal Form, and both a book (Shambhala Publications) and a video (Weatherhill) on the moving meditation have been published.
A pioneer in the early days of martial art instructional videos, Lawrence Tan wrote, directed, and sometimes appeared in, titles such as Shaolin Tiger and Crane, and Wing Chun: The Science of In Fighting, with Wong Shun Leung, Bruce Lee's teacher. Today, along with his partner, Toni Josephson, their production company continues to create videos, ebooks, workshops and seminars for martial arts and wellness.
The TanDao website presents videos and information as a signpost for the martial way, and asks the question: Are you an Evolving Martial Artist?
Where to find Lawrence Tan online
VideosTanDao Tiger Combat
Master Tan demonstrates a free flow tiger. Are you an Evolving Martial Artist?TanDao Fight Lab #4 - Hidden Tiger Claw
Master Tan demonstrates a hidden grab.
Tiger Combat: TanDao Martial Arts
By Lawrence Tan
Published: November 8, 2011.
Get the edge for realistic self defense.
Master Lawrence Tan takes your style beyond punching, with advanced hand/finger techniques, an updated stance, exercises and new strategic principles. Shaolin Animal Kung Fu and Bruce Lee's JKD form the TanDao Tiger System.
Diagrams and photos illustrate modern application of hidden biomechanics and tactics used by the masters. Unleash your inner tiger!
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