Tong Fei

Other names for this skill: butterfly twist

B value skill
FIG Code Group: II
FIG Code Box: 17
Drills for Tong Fei.
  • Set up stacked mats to chest height. Initiate a butterfly then pull the twist so that you land on your stomach on the stack.
  • Work the skill onto a single 8" mat. The landing leg must reach for the ground aggressively. The chest must be lifted throughout to ensure that the head is kept level with, or slightly above the feet.
  • Some have had success with working the skill from a stand. It makes the twist more difficult, but the landing easier.
  • When starting to work this skill focus on extending and staying tight, as it is difficult to maintain form throughout, and will be more difficult if form is not a focus early.

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