Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Notes for Slow moves to train the core Video


Our movements need to be clear to ourselves and to the teacher. Practicing slowly is a method to get the core movements ingrained. This simple, yet very important, point is key to learning taiji.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Notes for Foot in Ground Dragon Video

1) The sequence is powered by the rear foot/leg, the front foot/leg, and then the waist.
2) Do not pull the opponent when it is supposed to be pushed by the front foot.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Notes for Three lines of entry: Berlin 2013-2 Video

  1. Turning of the joint - When one pulls the opponent, one often pulls roughly perpendicular to side of the circle. This becomes a power struggle. We should pull along the tangent of the circle, and this can turn the circle easily.