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by Mark Linett
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Breathing, chi & focus: application and form.
Replies: 4
Views: 8815

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

You seem to have it right up to the point where you raise your arms. The next movement is a shift of weight to the left leg. This is done on an in breath. The next movement is a turning of the waist and a spiraling down on the left leg. This is an out breath. Then raising the right arm and the right...
by Mark Linett
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Websites relating to Chinese martial arts
Replies: 4
Views: 8040

Re: Websites relating to Chinese martial arts

Michael,

Here's a site where you can find some articles on Tái Chi and Chi Gong..

The journal is called "Into Mountains, Over Streams"

http://imos-journal.net/?page_id=736.
by Mark Linett
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Motivation Ideas Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 10265

Re: Motivation Ideas Wanted

Something that has inspired me is learning to practice the forms with both the right hand and the left hand.In this way when you practice pushhands you won't favor one of the sides. Also when practicing the form, start the form moving to your right rather than to your left. When starting the second ...
by Mark Linett
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Wield the Pipa
Replies: 5
Views: 8867

Re: Wield the Pipa

In the Louis Swaim's translation of The Essence and Application of Taijiquan , he interestingly translates on p.32 that when the opponent strikes the chest, "I then contain my chest". Containing refers to the softening or relaxing of the chest from inside out. This is a very important issue since th...
by Mark Linett
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Press
Replies: 7
Views: 5668

Re: Press

The way that Wang Laoshi taught Press when he was giving Tuishou classes in the 90's was to have the partner cross his hands over his chest and the person doing the press would place his arm in Peng on his partner.The person practicing Press would move forward onto from his back leg onto his front i...
by Mark Linett
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: 3rd Duan
Replies: 3
Views: 7565

Third Duan

Something that may be helpful is to sit and visualize going through the duan. You might want see where you get stuck or where the confusion lies. Also when practicing take a look at those places where the confusion is and work them until there is no thought. Also looking at the third duan as a separ...
by Mark Linett
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: First Section Michuan Applications
Replies: 9
Views: 12948

First Duan Applications

Thought I might add something to the discussion on the application of Tsai..... The application for Tsai at the beginning of the form is usually taught as a push to the Dantien, chest or face. That kind of attack is best suited to -Pat High On the Horse- in the last third of the second duan. Of cour...