Knowledge : Theory must hold water but more importantly it must be useful!

A list of blog entries that contain techniques and actions that relate to theories and principles.

There must be three stick in the body.

  1.  Vertical stick is from the Baihui on the top of the head to Huiyin at the bottom of the torso.
    This stick is absolute. There are no “ranges” allowed.
  2. Horizontal stick is the arm.
    This stick has a range. it can move within the range of eyebrow and the kua.
  3. 45 degree stick is from rear foot to the front hand.
    This stick has a range from front hand to the floor.

 

TShapedYinYang-trailer-fullAlthough there are not really ‘ secrets ‘ in Taiji anymore, there are things that are extremely important, that are not well known or properly emphasized. Generally speaking, students are not shown ‘ leg methods ‘ until they are higher level, if ever. The correct ( and stealth like ) use of the leg is Read more

In today’s Practical Method practice in Toronto, we covered the triangle, double lock and single lock. Ketong Lin wrote an excellent article on this topic: http://dqstaiji.cn/archives/11907Read more

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All taiji techniques must be from the 13 postures. All 13 postures must be from the separation of yin and yang. Read more

The contacting point must stay in contact with the opponent. Don’t add anything or take away anything. By following this technical principle, one is also complying with the principle of indirect power.  Read more