The thing I love about Tai Chi training is that you don’t always need to use specialized training tools for your training.
In fact, even chairs stacked together can be used. In the first clip my student is trying out a fajing method by using the stacked chairs that a religious group has left in the void deck for their gathering.
It should be straightforward but it is not easy to control what he wanted to do. So another attempt which turned out better before faltering.
This is what I wanted him to do :-
The idea is to pin the opponent’s root so that when you apply pressure he cannot run away. Below is a demo of the result we are aiming for :-
I have challenged my friend Paul to replicate the result on stacked chairs. Let’s see how it turns out for him.