Grandmaster Tse’s Chùn Yuén Diaries 俊元日記 13

It is not necessary to have them in a straight line, it is the connection between them, and this gives the balance

Principles of Chùn Yuén Quán

Part 5

The fourth principle is, the body in line, but what does that mean in Chùn Yuén Quán 俊元拳? The first principle is having a good posture. This means that we always need to have a good posture. If we want to be healthy, we need to have good posture. If we want to have good fighting skill, we need to have a good posture as well. Every movement in Chùn Yuén Quán, whether it is in Xíng Shǒu 行手 – Style Hand, Dàbēi Quán 大悲拳 – Great Sadness Fist, etc. we need to have a good posture. In a good posture, we can see the connection between the hands, body and legs, this is the meaning of in line. It is not necessary to have them in a straight line, it is the connection between them, and this gives the balance and strength of the position. In Xíng Shǒu, the movement Tàijí Circle and Mark the Spot 太極一點, the right-hand chops down and the right foot steps back, this is in line, as the right hand and the right foot match and are connected. In Flying Punch and Kick Together 拳齊腳飛, the right hand and the left leg are in line. At the end of the movement, the right punch and the left block above the head are in line. Being in line is the best posture, and this is what makes our movements powerful, strong and the internal and external body will be together.

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