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by ynze
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: weight distribution
Replies: 0
Views: 21966

weight distribution

Hello, for most postures in our form we have a totally different weight distribution then other taiji forms. Either almost full on rear or front leg. But I'm a little lost as far as single whip and elbow/shoulder strike is concerned. When I do these I am around 70% front and 30% rear. Up until half ...
by ynze
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.

Thanx Tashi,
I'll chew on this for a while.
Still a very long way to go.
by ynze
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Becoming more martial
Replies: 3
Views: 11451

Re: Becoming more martial

The same goes for practicing the aplications. Sometimes I deliberately do not move and they strike somewhere in mid air. I then tell them to really hit me. How else can one learn.
Maybe if you explain them that they hinder you in learning in stead of helping you by protecting you from harm.
by ynze
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: soft softer tuishou
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: soft softer tuishou

Thanx for your kind wishes Roland. It is very very very hard to do. Being soft and letting go. My ego is much bigger then I want to admit. Especcialy when I play with classmates I could beat before. And know suddenly 99 out of a 100 I'm on the loosing site. That is to say: actually indeed I'm winnin...
by ynze
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: soft softer tuishou
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

soft softer tuishou

Off late I'm struggling with a shoulder injury. That means I have to take it easy. I abandoned all my weapons training and only do hand form and tuishou. It is in a way a blessing in disguise. While doing all the weapons work, I was neglecting my tai chi principles. Now I have time and even more the...
by ynze
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.

Thanx Mark,
but this does not answer my initial question on the differences between application and some part of the form.

Any ideas on that?
by ynze
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.

Last October seminar, laoshi introduced us to the chi circulation: breath in - circulate through front to bubbling well & breath out - circulate up through back. Looking at the applications of the form then this fits perfectly with deflecting/taking in, rooting and give back (fa jin) I intercept an ...
by ynze
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart

Reading is a hard thing to do! Reading it all and understanding it all, that is. I’m referring to the books of master Wang. Laoshi’s description made it even worse because our timing got off even more. First it was intercept and kick, bring arm down and strike. We did the technique both on a left an...
by ynze
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart

Thanx laoshi,

it does.
by ynze
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart

This is a question on an application from the first duan. Although it can also be found later on in the form. After the second shoulder strike we get: Right, step forward, thrust the palm to the heart. (book 1, photo 78 - 80) In the applications book photo's 212 - 216 The duifang punches with the le...
by ynze
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Type of Dao for Tai chi
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

Re: Type of Dao for Tai chi

As with the jian, there is no special taiji jian or dao. I think (but that's just me thinking out loud) if you know which era that particular form was created, then you could have a look at the weapons from that period. For the dao-form laoshi teaches I like the willow leaf. But I've also used my mi...
by ynze
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Traditional Chinese Sword Tournament 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Traditional Chinese Sword Tournament 2011

Traditional Chinese Sword Tournament 2011 Dear sword friends, at last I can announce the (european) Traditional Chinese Sword Tournament 2012. The date: 2nd June 2012 The place: Amersfoort. (the exact venue is not decided yet). We would like to invite you, your fellow classmates and your students t...
by ynze
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Guard positions
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: Guard positions

nyrell wrote:
My goal is to enter next year!
Never the less I intend to send you an invitation for this year too!
by ynze
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: questions on Yangshi Taiji Dao 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

questions on Yangshi Taiji Dao 2

While practising and reading the form steps I was wondering about the following: 19. Deflect, suibu into Jie 20. Turn into taitui, Lu (claw down), sink into front leg and Pu 21. Sink back, Gua there is a comma between "Lu" and "sink down into front leg" which suggests that you first do the lu and th...
by ynze
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: questions on Yangshi Taiji Dao
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

questions on Yangshi Taiji Dao

these question arose during our group training. 6. Left foot on toe at ankle, right hand up in knife edge 7. Change hands. Cross left foot in front of right and turn clockwise, cutting as you go 8. Deflect/taitui/Hua 9. Deflect, Jie When I turn in line 7 I think I will turn on the front of my foot. ...