Want to really, really master Tai Chi?
Listen to Arnold’s sound advice :-
For those who give excuses like no time to practice at home, listen carefully to what he said about time management.
Also, listen to the advice on losing because this fear can hamper your ability to master push hands.
This is a tool which I feel has potential to be a self defense weapon for ladies.
It can work well with SKD’s basic 6-Blocks and strikes. Something to keep in mind if you are on the lookout for a tool to protect yourself.
I know you can call the police but they do take the time to get there by which time its all over. Remember – your safety is in your hands.
Just finished reading the biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The heavy book makes for good lifting exercise for the arm.
Anyway, the very last chapter is on the woodpecker’s tongue. After putting the book down I found and read additional information on the topic.
Some videos particularly this one has good information that can help us to understand about the nature of forces.
Watched the video and think through its implications. It will help to understand some of the teachings that are found in Grandmaster Wei Shuren’s Tai Chi book on the 22-form.
At the end of fajing training we should push hands to learn how to use it.
As you can see below it is not always necessary to bounce an opponent away. Sometimes a simple lock can work just as well.
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Push (An) is not really a push. When you see someone getting bounced you can be forgiven for thinking is that it?
But An is a strike. Used properly it can hurt.
Most of the time we cannot relax because we are mentally tense. It requires the know how to make you relax mentally.
When you can relax mentally fajing is easy as shown :-
If you cannot then we make tricks to make you relax and let your tension go :-
After learning to relax and focus then its time to test if the requirements hold when we do fajing quickly :-
True internal power is not just using the rear foot to push off the ground to generate power. Instead, true internal power is tapping the power from the ground and running it through the body before exiting the striking hand into opponent’s body.
The video below illustrates this principle :-
Close up of the internal process (if you can’t see it its because its “internal” get it?) :-
Internal training involves feeling carefully what is happening inside the body. Just externally moving the body is not internal. Moving the power through the nine crooked pearls is true internal power.