Add some intention and meaning to your meditative form by…
Make contact with your left hand and arm first (preexpanding)…
You follow the push backwards while drawing your hand back-
The application can represent a throw.
While neutralising let your arms make contact with your partners arms to free your shoulders.
Make contact with your hands first…
The application can represent a Pulling movement, underlining the direction of the protecting right hand – up and out (peng).
I have chosen five applications from the Cheng Man Ch’ing Sword form, in order to illustrate the Tai Chi principles at work.
Push! #Martialmonday is back with one from the archives. The next movement in the form is the „push“. It can be trained as an endless circle, using a simple exercise. Partner Exercise for Push One partner pushes the shoulders – the other neutralises. Then the roles are changed. Working with […]
#martialmonday 12 – I’m stuck! v. I’m off then. The point of attention in pulling – application (block and) punch This week we start from another practical application of the movement pull: both hands punch. The exercise For the exercise, we need to build fists instead of the open hands […]