PaoChui12-01

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 237

As we have seen, Dǎ 打 is hitting, however we do not only with the fist, even for the fist we can use many sides of the fist to hit, we can also hit with the palm, the edge of the palm (chop) and with the fingers.

PaoChui16-03

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 234

If we use Qínná 擒拿 – Grabbing and Controlling well, then we can break our opponent’s joints, therefore, we must control this skill and use it to just control them so that they will not attack us anymore.

PaoChui12-07

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 233

If our Qínná 擒拿 – Grabbing and Controlling is good, then when we control the opponent’s joint and move it, their whole body will be dragged along and they will not have any control over their own movements.

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Chen Spear Pt5

In Today’s seminar GM Tse held a lecture on the Eight Jin of Taiji. Peng: expand or open, Lu: contract or close, Ji: two hands close together, An: two hands separate, Cai: grab and control, Lie: break, Zhou: elbow (long distance strike), Kao: shoulder (short distance strike). He explained how all movements of Taiji contain one or more of these energies combined. Peng and Lu occur together with both Ji and An and so forth. 

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28 Constellation Gong Pt7

In seminar 7 we have learned movement 7! With 18 movements on the sheet we’re still not half way through the names in the form — so we have a lot to go yet, but what we have so far takes up an awful lot of space.