My phone deleted half the last sentence. I'm sorry, it was supposed to read: "At some point during the 1700's the complete SLT form was placed in the care of a 22nd generation Shaolin grandmaster named Yat Kim who taught it to Tan Sau Ng." According to our MMK tradition, Tan Sau Ng (or Cheung Ng/Zhang Wu) did not invent the 108 movements of SLT, they were created by Wu Mei (or Ng Moy) and Miu Hin in Sichuan province at Emei mountain after the destruction of the original Shaolin Temples. The original Shaolin Temples were destroyed in the first place by the Qing Army for working with and harboring rebel Ming soldiers. It's very likely the Ming Army had just as much importance to play in the development of Siu Nim Tao as the Shaolin monks did, which would explain its combative scientific theories and drills. I believe that after the Shaolin Temple was burned down by the Qing Army, the surviving monks and Ming rebels were scattered in many directions. After the death of the abbot Hong Mei, the next abbot was Gee Sim who became their leader. He maintained the southern Shaolin monastery until the Qing Army destroyed that one too, then Gee Sim fled again and hid on the Red Boats disguised as an actor. Meanwhile, other monks and Ming rebels had fled north into Sichuan province where they took refuge at the White Crane Temple on Emei mountain. Pai Mei and Fung Dou Dak became spies and infiltrated the Qing Army while Wu Mei and Mui Hin secretly trained with what remained of the Ming Army, and that's how it all began. From the White Crane Temple the entire system was passed down to Yat Kim (or Yat Chum) who passed it to Cheung Ng. According to MMK tradition, SLT is sometimes rendered as Sil Lum Tao or the "Shaolin Way" and the 108 movements are supposed to represent 108 monks who were killed during the Shaolin Temple's destruction.