Each space along a guard's moveset is a step.
The example below shows the Tigers moveset, the Tiger moves to the next adjacent space in a straight line for three spaces.
When a guard moves between two adjacent spaces to the row beyond.
The example below shows the movement of the Grand Master, and is the simplest moveset in Shaolin Chess.
The other two Pieces to utilize a Step-Through are the Crane and Snake.
When a guard moves in a backward 45-Degree angle from its initial direction to an adjacent space.
The example below shows the Dragons moveset. The Dragon is the only piece that utilizes a backstep.
Although shortening the movement, allows the Dragon to move into enemy dojos, and into Lookouts with ease.