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by Benny Bangarms
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Who is is this Adept taiji player?
Replies: 5
Views: 9012

Re: Who is is this Adept taiji player?

WOW. Wang Huaisian must be phenomenal. I've never met Albert but I know he's no joke. If Wang Huaisian makes pushing a seasoned player like Albert look that effortless, he must be the real deal. Albert, thanks for posting these videos on youtube!
by Benny Bangarms
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Who is is this Adept taiji player?
Replies: 5
Views: 9012

Re: Who is is this Adept taiji player?

the second half of the third video features a westerner wearing a Great River t-shirt getting tossed around. i don't know all the international Great River faces. fess up. who's getting tossed around and who is this guy doing the tossing? where is this?
by Benny Bangarms
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: fajin and qi in the arms
Replies: 2
Views: 3101

fajin and qi in the arms

lately i've been experimenting with some different things with regards to qi circulation and fajin . it's been many years since i first learned how to circulate my qi while doing the form. at the time i only had a vague sense of qi movement in my spine, and certainly wasn't able to make a full cycle...
by Benny Bangarms
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: dimensions for a practice spear
Replies: 1
Views: 5875

dimensions for a practice spear

i'm interested in having a spear made and i was wondering if anyone has advice for types of wood and overall dimensions. there is a thread in the Historical Arms forum that gives some historical examples but i'm not sure where i would get white waxwood and the lengths vary greatly (9-15 feet). here'...
by Benny Bangarms
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Baji Quan
Replies: 8
Views: 8292

Here's a video from a class taught by Jin Li Yan, a former Jiang Jing Guo bodyguard. They're just drilling some basic locking/striking applications, but it looks fun. Beware the devastating armpit poke! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57CQP8GgY-Y&mode=related&search= looking at that first video, it ...
by Benny Bangarms
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: First Section Michuan Applications
Replies: 9
Views: 13617

white crane cools wings is not generally used for a palm strike to the head. the timing would be extraordinarily difficult and it would leave you very open. "white crane" can be used to deal with (1)a two handed push when one hand is coming low and the other is coming high, (2) to break someone's gr...
by Benny Bangarms
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Good guard wins the day...
Replies: 3
Views: 4449

unfortunately, that video got taken down.
by Benny Bangarms
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: old Yang-style = Michuan???
Replies: 11
Views: 9554

what i see on his website looks nothing like our Michuan. do you know where his lineage comes from? through which of Yang Pan-hou or Yang Chien-hou's students does his form come?
by Benny Bangarms
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Questions on qi circulation.
Replies: 46
Views: 36398

My main point was that what you are doing happens in your head but effects your whole body in ways that no one is likely to understand for quite a while. What you think is happening is probably actually happening in some very strange ways that leave me clueless. Josh the thing is that everything ha...
by Benny Bangarms
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Winning without throwing a punch
Replies: 10
Views: 9016

So use your lu (rollback) to deal with head shots, working to catch the attacking arm at the elbow with your elbow, & you'll easily deflect those punches, & please, keep your hands up! so when does it make more sense to do a standard elbow-to-elbow rollback, and when is it more appropriate to cover...
by Benny Bangarms
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Internal Work According to Yang Taijiquan Lineage
Replies: 15
Views: 15762

What is most interesting about having had learned qi circulation from these different Yang Taijiquan lineage teachers, at different times, is that they all taught the same method, meridians, direction, etc as each other. did William Chen and Robert Smith also teach female students to circulate in t...
by Benny Bangarms
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Wuji
Replies: 6
Views: 5714

linda, sorry i hadn't noticed your message until now. my 2 cents: wuji has as much to do with the physical condition of the body as it does with the mind intent. so physically, the weight is evenly distributed. the body is fengseng. the breathing is full and relaxed. i use wuji at the beginning of t...
by Benny Bangarms
Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taiji Quan Diet?
Replies: 31
Views: 21364

diet and meditation

as for the diet conversation earlier in this thread, here is an earlier thread on the subject from the forum: http://www.grtc.org/forum/archive.php/o_t__t_33__diet-and-nutrition.html as for all the research that has been quoted in this thread, both in terms of diet and meditation... i'm of the opini...
by Benny Bangarms
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: neigong
Replies: 11
Views: 9697

at grtc, neigong refers to taoist meditation and cultivation.



-benny