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by tennytigers
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The basic swing in 2 hand jian
Replies: 9
Views: 7751

as i only practice single handed sword forms i am not an expert. however i see the dao relying much more on the need for power employed by push pull the jian being more relyent on a subtle use of flexability and subtle body power and the use of a good sharpening stone.i loved the clip of scott using...
by tennytigers
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: ideal practice time
Replies: 8
Views: 10104

the 11 to 1 thing is a chinese medicine it is when yin is changing to yang and visa versa.
3 to 5 is to do with replenishment of lung chi.
by tennytigers
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Just a few general questions from a new student
Replies: 12
Views: 9178

when you can no longer feel the muscles and movement is just a ballon expanding into a shape you are reaching the door of tai chi.
by tennytigers
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Is there a difference, in free-play, between jian and dao?
Replies: 21
Views: 17781

swordmaster.
what happens if you get hit by a bus before your master dies.
by tennytigers
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Just a few general questions from a new student
Replies: 12
Views: 9178

this is a basic yoga nidra technique.
it is ok for beginners to learn to relax but is limited.
the fact that your relaxation is achieved through exhausting tension is secondary to relaxation achieved through being aware of softness.
this really belongs to the hard styles.
by tennytigers
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Crossguards
Replies: 16
Views: 12366

this might be a bit off topic but in working with various phillipino weapons i found that even small variations in structure changed how you use the weapon. working with any set of 12 basic phillipino strikes each weapon changes the feel and application. so try working with any basic strikes and eac...
by tennytigers
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Looking upward, downward, advancing and retreating
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

this is not the best translation i have seen. what it refers to is sticking/listening energy. if your ability is a atom better than that of your opponent he will find it impossible to get a grab on you. even though you are only a millimeter away it will seem like lightyears. back in the 70,s i fough...
by tennytigers
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Chinese Writing above "20 Years" Tee
Replies: 3
Views: 3791

i love the caligraphy. going to the site mentioned i was supprised to see the oz 4 design. the southern cross this is a flag of rebelion usually associated with radical unions, outlaw bikie gangs and the uprising on the australian gold fields against the british authorities and the chinese miners. i...
by tennytigers
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: short stick form
Replies: 11
Views: 20015

have a look on the you tube for michael gilmans two man stick form,it will give anyone a well set out series of 8 clips to work with,at times he is a little unrealistic but it is a good form to play with. i am currently teaching it to a student who has learnt our cane form and it gives a good basis ...
by tennytigers
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Is there a list of cuts for the dao ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6010

by tennytigers
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Traditional Chinese Sword League Tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 12359

the big trap i see here is starting to use the jian as a broadsword.
by tennytigers
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 37 Form Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 22667

i find the missing movements to be more martial if anything.
high pat the horse
wild horse flings its mane
needle/fan
white snake spits leather
hit tiger
two winds
by tennytigers
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 37 Form Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 22667

i only stated i was of the cmc linage to not seem like i was wearing a wolfs cloak. i agree with what you say it is not what form you practice but how you practice it . our linage comes through the penang branch of the yap sui ting linage. we do the whole yang style curricilum. standing walking form...
by tennytigers
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: 37 Form Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 22667

i am of the cmc linage. if the 37 is too short do it 3 times without mind seperation between the repitions then it is the same length asd the 108. although it misses some very important moves. in our school the missing moves have been added to the form to create the 58 step,many of chengs students d...
by tennytigers
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Confirmation of Fa Jing & a Proper Structure
Replies: 6
Views: 6804

old tai chi saying

do not put power into the form
let it arise naturally from the form.

when you can make the top third of the pole vibrate with soft movement then you approach the internal.