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 11 – With my back against the wall! How should I react? Form application – pull It is fairly easy: Today, we will work on the application „pull“. The posture pull offers two alternatives: to box and to pull. We will opt for the second alternative as a foundation. […]
#Martialmonday – Dealing the punches or taking them? – Form application Ward off left and right In the form, the movements “Ward off left” and “Ward off right” are movements to protect oneself. More precisely, one protects one‘s space: The space between arm and body is a space that no […]
#MartialMonday 4 Well prepared is half done!? In the Tai Chi form, one key requirement of the movements is fluidity. However, there should be changes as well. To establish a rhythm, it makes sense to divide the movements into preparation (set up) and execution (action). Every posture thus carries with […]