Leaking Out

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2013/03/01

Leaking out of energy is a general error among Taiji learners. It occurs in many places and happens quite often.

This is quite difficult to explain. Let me use an example and imagine the following scenario:.

The gun powder from a bullet is emptied into a little heap on the floor of a large room. A lighted match is applied to it. Poof! It burns up with a flash and some smoke, but not much really happens. If that same (intact) bullet was placed into the chamber of the gun it was made for and fired, it posesses a lot of power for destruction!


About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

andrewlong March 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Is why accuracy is so important? It is directly related to power?


Calvin Chow March 3, 2013 at 5:34 am

I think the no move parts of the body guide the energy to move just like gun barrel for the bullet. If we can hold the gun stable, we can have accuracy. If we toss, the energy leaks.


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