Ton Toi’s are a set of training exercises that are used by most styles of Kung Fu. They originated in the northwest of China – probably having come from a long ago extinct style, but picked up and used by many current styles.
There are three types of Ton Toi’s. The 12 patterns or sets are the most often practiced. They have probably remained the same as they were taken in and used by other styles. Another type is the 10 smashing fists sets used by Tung-lung practitioners. There is another 12 set Ton Toi’s that is used by Ba Gua styles.
Ton Toi’s mean “springing kicks”. The sets are primarily used to develop powerful kicks. Combined with hand sets that create a very strong body frame, Ton Toi’s prove to be very useful for all styles.