START (and brake and stop) the movements of your limbs using the timed pressure in your torso

by Daniel Mroz on 2010/05/20

Most traditional Chinese martial artists use ‘internal’, i.e. the timed squeezing of their torsos, to STOP or brake the momentum of limb movement. What you do is to START (and brake and stop) the movements of your limbs using the timed pressure in your torso.

 

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Chen Zhonghua May 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm

This is a good observation, Daniel. Further to that, The act of starting and stopping is fairly easy in Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method since the body is trained to be “structurally contained” and “energy released”. In traditional terminology, this is called “Keep the spirits but release the energy”.

The ability to start and stop movements is vital in any martial art.

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