Re: Tenkan on piece of paper
I am old enough to have seen the original Kung Fu series when it first aired ( although I was quite young at the time!) In its day it was a pretty good show. It launched me on a life-long study of the martial arts. The previous posts are correct - a long sheet of rice paper was unrolled on the ground and the initiate was supposed to walk the length without tearing it. I would point out that they walked forward in a straight line, they did not try to turn or pivot. I think they were trying to prove a different point.