Tai Chi stepping 6/10

Tai Chi stepping 6

Tai Chi stepping 6/10 – Long steps mean lower stance

❌ Stepping with big steps, while holding yourself too high and too upright. This way of moving is not favourable, especially when moving on insecure ground (e.g. on ice in winter) – health aspect – and when being pushed or punched in this moment – martial aspect. Your connection to the ground is too light to be increased fast (as a fall prevention when slipping). Moreover, your body structure is too rigid to neutralise a push or to take a punch without prior readjusting.

✅ You adjusted your stance and your leverage (tilting angle of the upper body) to the length of your step. You remembered all the basics: sitting, the basic Tai Chi posture, keeping your lower Dantian connected to the ground all the time. Well done!

Keep up the good work on your Tai Chi moves!

Video Tai Chi stepping 6/10

Author: Gabi Kannenberg
Images: Nils Klug and Taiji Forum
German version of this series

Push Hands Autumn 2023

Beside the Push Hands workshop in Crete Nils Klug will be offering seminars in Italy, south of Germany and in his school in Hannover.