Knowledge : Body & Posture

This category contains posts regarding body part requirements, postures and single posture movements in the form.

I have fascia problems that limit and sometimes interfere with certain movements originating from a car accident and then being pushed on my tailbone 15 years ago. In October, my physio-therapist told me that my hips are opening and to continue with whatever exercises I was doing. I simply said that I am doing a Tai chi form that emphasizes stretching. She indicated that the stretching was breaking up the fascia. Read more

Equal and Opposite 2

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/09/17

This video describes in taiji what we do is equal and opposite to the result we desire.
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We worked on a few different moves in the form today. The first 3 moves required standing on one leg.

  1. White Ape Presents Fruit (Drilled 50 times on each side)
  2. Kick with Right/Left Heel
  3. Turning Flower out of the Bottom of the Sea
  4. Punch to the Groin
  5. Punch to the Ground
  6. Turn Over Body and Double Kick

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1) Maintain a non-moving vertical rod from head to left heel throughout the action.
2) Hold the right forearm in front of the chest with a fist, while the left fist is on the side of the body.
3) Throw the right fist down to the right side as hard as possible with a raising right knee to create a scissoring effect, while throwing the left fist up to the left ear.
4) There should be no tossing or turning of the body, but there is a spiral stretch along the vertical rod.