John and Dave Dahms
We have been both thinking and practicing. We began by thinking that every part of the body is kind of like a cylinder, and vertically they are strong but horizontally they have no strength. So if everything just moved along its predetermined path or track you would be tremendously strong and maybe this is what you mean by horizontal and vertical maybe not. Our thoughts have led us to new concepts. Dave was looking at the toilet. He noticed something strange, he made the correlation that when the water goes down the drain, the air comes up. It means that the water and the air are travelling, occupying the same space with two different directions. We know that this action is caused by a spiral. We also think that a spiral continuously refines it’s aim until it reaches an infinitely small point. So this brought us back to taiji, now we are thinking about yin yang let’s say or maybe the laser beam of Hong and all the other analogies relating to this. Now we thought about this, one side of the spiral is sucking all force one way, while if we add force on the other side of the spiral then what is there to meet that force , because to everything that could meet it is on the other side of the spiral sucked all out. So then we thought about how even the gravity acting on the person would also be sucked out. That would make the effect our force has on the person like pushing someone in space. This reminded us about the time when one of Grandmaster Hong’s students was having trouble with a move. When Hong demonstrated it he went flying 30 feet HORIZONTALLY just by touching Hong’s elbow. Upon further thought we wondered what would happen if even someone’s inertia could be sucked out. We talk as if the forces in the spiral are separated by a extremely thin line. Now we think that the persons force is two dimensional and a spiral is a 3 dimensional direction. This is like if you look at a cube from a two dimensional perspective the top and bottom lines will look like they are the same but inthey are not.We remember in one of your dvds you say that grandmaster Hong goes into a different dimension. Flush them out and blow them up! It is weird yesterday john got a haircut and ever since he looks different for some reason. And further, we wondered a new , this one looks at the . We are thinking that maybe if when we make the first turn of the circle everything aims towards the center. Meaning that all of your body tensegrity falls inward as much as possible (ultimately to an infinitely small point) Then when your by a person they get a bounce effect from hitting a solid point that’s super small, but yourself doesn’t fight the person’s move it’s just that you lead them to your center, then this explosion let’s say leads them outwards away from you and propels you to make the turn over in the circle. So if they were to push you, you reduce it to a nothingness center which causes a bounce and then you them while they are moving outwards. So the hand going out part of the circle is about making your center stretch to infinite. So it’s like breathing you inhale and reduce infinitely and then you exhale and exhale outwards infinitely (small without inside, big without outside). So maybe it’s not that you actually ever have two directions at the same time, it’s rather just that you flip back and forth so fast it’s undetectable or maybe it’s that if you do both enough times, that you learn to combine there quality’s into one revolution or something. This we are confused about, so lets say were practicing the circle, it seems right to reduce on the inward part, but should we try and reduce further on the outward part or should we try and do the opposite and expand. We should note, that when we mean expand, were thinking of the joints opening up, and coming in every thing aims towards the center. Or what.
Maybe we are thinking too much about and should just PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, Or what.
John and Dave