Movement 3 – Ward Off Right

Ward Off Right

Video Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 3 – Ward Off Right

Instruction Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 3 –  Ward Off Right

1.Transition: shift your entire weight to the left; the right hand moves in front of the left groin, the left hand in front of the left shoulder. The palms are facing each other as if one held a ball. Rotate a bit to the left.

2.Lift your right heel and turn your body right into the diagonal direction.

3. Make a step with your right foot diagonally to the right, to prepare the bow stance; the heel touches the ground first.

4. Shift your weight to the right. Releasing/letting go: The hands rotate slightly outwards, led by the pinky fingers. The torso turns slightly to the right.

5. Activating: Straightening up, the right hand rises to the central line to protect the right side, the left hand. Gaze and hip face into the full direction.

Ward Off Right

The relevant episodes of our #martialmonday project:

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The first two videos will cover the basic posture and the position of the feet (bow stance), followed by videos for the single movements. For those interested in the intention behind the movements (or the martial application training), we will add the relevant episodes of our #martialmonday project.

  1. Basic posture
  2. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 1 – Beginning
  3. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 2 – Ward Off Left
  4. Tai Chi Bow Stance
  5. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 3 – Ward Off Right
  6. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 4 – Pull
  7. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 5 – Press
  8. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 6 – Push
  9. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 7 – Open Up
  10. Tai Chi 8 Movements – Posture 8 – Crossing Hands

Author: Nils Klug

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