There are numerous fajing models in Grandmaster Wei Shuren’s book on the 22-form. You can say that its practically raining fajing in the chapter entitled Internal Work, Force Methods (内功劲法).
My favorite fajing model is the Large Chi Sphere method which is shown below :-
I feel that the Large Chi Sphere fajing model is the easiest for beginners to pick up. The best part of the news is that they do not even have to learn Grandmaster Wei’s technically super difficult 22-form to get this skill.
So far I have taught this model to my current students who are learning the Yang Chengfu 108 form. The Large Chi Sphere model is not even gender bias – both ladies and gentlemen can do the fajing as long as they remember the step-by-step procedures.
Below is a photo of a student applying the Large Chi Sphere model in Ward-Off posture from the 108 form :-
Can you see it? No?
Let’s add in the Large Chi Sphere into the picture and see what we get…….
Such intent models used to be kept secret and taught only to sons or close blood relations. In order to keep the art of Tai Chi vibrant and relevant today I am passing such information on.
Learning the model is but the first step. Assimilating it into your movements and learning to use it naturally and instinctively are hurdles to overcome to master Tai Chi.
As I say mastery of Tai Chi is not impossible. You just have to know what Tai Chi is about and it begins by asking the relevant questions to move your learning and understanding along.