Refocus

Last week I showed a student a simple fajing trick.

Both my hands were pressing on his right arm. I applied power to push him back.

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He tried to push back and it looked like he might succeed in pushing me back.

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However, in the next instant his power was neutralized and he got pushed back instead. So what happened?

The moment I sensed the push back I quickly refocused my force to merge with him and pushed back.

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Its a simple trick but it did the job. If you want a more in-depth explanation on the principle you can refer to the process depicted on page 21, TaijiKinesis Vol 2 – Learning the Taijiquan Form. This is a key to understanding how to Master Tai Chi Today particularly with regards to how to generate power with the use of intention and minimal outer motion.

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