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by Dante
Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Peng jing vs. the haymaker
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

We did get our wires crossed. I was looking at this senario from the other side. I found that when I raised the intensity and varied the angles and types of attacks, that I wasn't doing anything like good taijiquan. but I wasn't getting pummeled either, so I tried to figure out how what I was doing ...
by Dante
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Peng jing vs. the haymaker
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

"too pointy" - Try it this way. Do peng the way you would in your form. Stop right before you begin the next movement. Rotate the forearm of peng up to just short of 90 degrees. Don't move the upper arm - just let the bone rotate. That's close to where you need to use it. Have someone hit you, and y...
by Dante
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Peng jing vs. the haymaker
Replies: 5
Views: 3982

Peng jing vs. the haymaker

The haymaker can be an intimidating and devastating attack. But even a beginner such as myself can neutralize this attack with a simple peng. It's a natural human response to flinch when attacked. We can't train this response out of our being in a week or a month. But with a small change in intent a...
by Dante
Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: GRTC Announcements
Topic: TCFE European Taiji chamiponship---Results of Estonians
Replies: 6
Views: 8239

Albert, what do you mean test your gong fu instead of your taijiquan technique? What's the difference?
by Dante
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Dealing with the Bulldozer
Replies: 14
Views: 9219

I agree with you. Timing is very important - especially in fixed step PH. I feel timing is dependent on sensitivity. When you develop sensitivity, the right technique will present itself without force.
by Dante
Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Dealing with the Bulldozer
Replies: 14
Views: 9219

That's interesting Albert. In my limited moving step push hands experience, I found it easier to deal with big pushes than in fixed step. As long as I don't react too late and the duifang doesn't grab a lot. I like the idea of throwing, but we don't normally focus on that.
by Dante
Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Dealing with the Bulldozer
Replies: 14
Views: 9219

I agree with Roland. The trick is to not tense up when the bulldozer or harpoon as the case may be gears up to run you over. That's difficult to do in a tournament situation, because competition can be stressful. It's hard not to tense up in general. You don't have to be super sensitive to feel the ...
by Dante
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Anti-leg kick
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

One thing I noticed about the defender is that he moves slightly forward instead of just absorbing the leg kick. He meets it with a strong stable structure before the attacker can bring his power out - warding off. The defender actually steps forward after contact instead of backwards of straight do...
by Dante
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: keeping your wits under pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

keeping your wits under pressure

Check out this short article. Thoughts?



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by Dante
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Studying the Martial Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 7463

I don't know how I missed this post, but I like it. Consider this app for the first part of single whip. After drag down is neutralized the duifang is pushing your right hand back toward your face with his/her left hand. You continue with the form and end up in a wrist turn press a la the first lock...
by Dante
Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Invasion of personal space
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

I agree with Laoshr completely. I want to add a couple of points. Make sure you take a non-combative but rooted stance - not stuck in the mud rooted. Be ready to move or accept an attack. Where you put your hands is important, because you can subconsciously guide where you assailant will attack if h...
by Dante
Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: External vs. Internal
Replies: 3
Views: 4287

I'd like to know how Mr. Frantzis defines external techniques. External to me means using isolated muscle groups and speed primarily to develop power. Why would anyone who has any idea of how to develop and use internal power shift back and use external power? What would be the advantage of that? To...
by Dante
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Before Whipping after the Clouds
Replies: 6
Views: 4344

I had a chance to work on this piece with Ben in class on Tuesday. On a basic level it works. But it needs more analysis. One of the main ideas I've been working on in my practice is moving in on the duifang to "walk through" as Master Hu puts it. This particular app definitely requires you to move ...
by Dante
Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Before Whipping after the Clouds
Replies: 6
Views: 4344

I just started playing with this app recently in my practice. I need some feedback to help me determine if this makes sense. I haven't had a chance to test it with a partner. I used to only think of the moves of cloud hands as a series of wardoffs. Lately, I've started to think of them as wardoffs o...