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by J HepworthYoung
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Becoming more martial
Replies: 3
Views: 11725

Re: Becoming more martial

I am a believer that both the soft methods and faster harder methods are equally indispensable for developing martial skill. This is also why I feel that weapons training is vital to martial skill, it involves the manipulation of energies and momentum, that when approaching real application speed in...
by J HepworthYoung
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Interesting taiji video
Replies: 0
Views: 13047

Interesting taiji video

This video is very interesting to me.

It has jian at 13:42

the form has a lot of interesting taiji technology in it
it looks legit to me and I was wondering what people here think of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72wj91R7DAA
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Wind blows away the plum flowers technique- question
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

Re: Wind blows away the plum flowers technique- question

I am by no means an expert or even an authority in any way regarding this topic, however I wonder if it is the case that there are reasons behind the move that factor into more than swordsmanship. The "public" Jian form is said by some to be about more than swordsmanship insofar as it relates to the...
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Wind blows away the plum flowers technique- question
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

Re: Wind blows away the plum flowers technique- question

I read that the area it targets should be the stomach... the cut in the version you give is higher than what I have been taught. By no means did I intend to imply that it was a block or a ward off type move. It may be, but I do not know that or believe that. the presentation of the edge, the angle e...
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Wind blows away the plum flowers technique- question
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

Re: Wind blows away the plum flowers technique- question

I will share my perspective, which is mine alone. An archaic text I love describe four main categories of weapon moves, one of which is whirling the weapon, the application given typically is to create space or openings, usually involving facing multiple opponents. You can find the same type of move...
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: YMT for martial application/fa jing versus other Yang forms
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: YMT for martial application/fa jing versus other Yang fo

I am not sure if it is quicker, but it can allow you to reach your opponent easily but still make you hard to reach and it also allows for some very cold kicks that opponents cannot see or feel coming. Fajing is controversial and means different things to different people so I do not wish to address...
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dragon shape sword
Replies: 0
Views: 13455

Dragon shape sword

http://brennantranslation.wordpress.com ... e-sword-2/

I love this and think it will be appreciated here.
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: YMT for martial application/fa jing versus other Yang forms
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: YMT for martial application/fa jing versus other Yang fo

In my experience the front weighting is martially limiting and the back weighting gives serious advantages over it.
by J HepworthYoung
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Favorite or Favored Technique
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Favorite or Favored Technique

what is your favorite posture and or technique?
by J HepworthYoung
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan against common attacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Taijiquan against common attacks

I have a few things I use against flurries and combination attacks in practice. It always depends on the attack, I do not use formulaic counters, however I do use several patterns in a "listening" manner. Unfortunately I am not sure I can describe the patterns well. I will say that one of my own "te...
by J HepworthYoung
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan against common attacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Taijiquan against common attacks

Fast inside hook... Hmm I tend to use a few methods for stuff like that Mostly I stick, that voids a lot of attacks, but I use a few other methods. One is a strike to the upper part of the arm that even with fast jabs does not move much. There is a strike to the underside of the arm, a rising backfi...
by J HepworthYoung
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan against common attacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Taijiquan against common attacks

I don't think much about it, so it is good for me to ponder. I tend to use Peng for a lot of stuff. I tend to kick a lot too. Common attacks... I guess punches are pretty common, I tend to just stick to them and they never seem to arrive. I use a lot of wrapping and binding, tend to target the throa...
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 8190

Re: Fajing on coke cans

This puts us to the position, where we can not criticize any martial art or training method, which is claimed to be only for real fighting for "life and death." This is taken advantage of by many schools which claim to teach "death touch" methods. Allowing them to make (in some cases) somewhat outr...
by J HepworthYoung
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 8190

Re: Fajing on coke cans

I do not believe that the MMA venue is a good one for testing martial skill. http://www.yangchengfu.org/ at this site is a mention of Yang Ban-hou fighting: He watched Ban-hao blind one opponent using the same Kenpo technique we demonstrated; and, another time he paralyzed an opponent using the same...
by J HepworthYoung
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Fajing on coke cans
Replies: 27
Views: 8190

Re: Fajing on coke cans

I thought if I really tried, I would give him whiplash or a contusion, but I didn't want to go that far, so I just let the argument slide. What makes you think that you could really do it in competition or in real self-defence situation? That is a good question. It does beg the question though; why...