Friday, 19 August 2022

Cook Ding's Kitchen: The 100 Fists of Taijiquan

Cook Ding's Kitchen: The 100 Fists of Taijiquan: Below is an excerpt from a post at Tai Chi Thoughts on Taijiquan and punching techniques. The full post may be read here.   M any martial ar...

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Armless

 Try doing your form or a section of it without using your arms. Focus instead on the turning and sinking of the torso to understand how this leads the arms and legs.

Do this a few times and then do the form as usual with greater awareness of the role of the torso.


Monday, 1 August 2022

Lead with the Waist

 

I like this short clip by Scott Meredith, where you can clearly see how the waist leads the sword.

It's a great training exercise that you put into your solo form.