THE JOINTS – Tai Chi Sword 31

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Practising with the two-edged sword has a strong effect on the joints. In order for the benefits to be realised, particular attention must be paid to the grip and to the attitude of the elbows and shoulders.

As we do the sword form, and as we fence, we must take care to move the sword as its nature requires. Our wrist must turn and spiral in order for the blade to move through the air correctly as we cut, and the point must move on line as we thrust.

Each move in the form tasks our joints in ways that benefit our kidneys and our urogenital system.

Author and Images: Ken van Sickle

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THE JOINTS – Tai Chi Sword

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