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by Colin
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Test Cutting for Historical Swordsmanship
Topic: Wrist Resiliancy
Replies: 6
Views: 8674

Strengthening the Wrists

What about push-ups, on the palms, as in push, and on the knuckles as well, maintaining the proper wrist alignment. Or try hitting a heavy bag. If you hit the heavy bag wrap yout wrists, especially starting out.



Good luck.
by Colin
Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 47391

Michuan and Chen Style

Is Michuan the Yang family counterpart of the Chen's Cannon Fist?



If this question is absurd, it's because I've never seen the Michuan fist performed.
by Colin
Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Nice clip, and from karate!
Replies: 4
Views: 3663

"The strength of practitioners of external systems is very easily manipulated and not worthy of praise."



-Yang Ch'eng-fu

Translated in Wile
by Colin
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Alignment, Direction in Big Chief Star
Replies: 1
Views: 2281

Alignment, Direction in Big Chief Star

If helpful, use this key for clarity in the following discussion: Front cardinal direction ( v ), Left cardinal direction ( > ). Front left diagnal( \ ). On Direction I've seen two approaches to Big Chief Star regarding the direction of the right foot. In one, the right foot points forward (v) to th...
by Colin
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Scabbard Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 3235

Thanks,



Next time I meet a superstitious Indonesian handling a piece of golak I'll know what to do.
by Colin
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Student Swords
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Sword Test

I did contact them--over a week ago now--and haven't yet heard back...
by Colin
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Scabbard Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 3235

Scabbard Repair

I recently bought a new modern jian that I'm quite happy with for a student sword. After about a year however, the scabbard is beginning to show its faults. The scabbard fittings have become loose, and would probably slide off if not for the small tacks which hold them in place, along with what appe...
by Colin
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Student Swords
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Product Review Interest

A jian I'd like to see put through the Rodell Ringer:



http://www.hdmartialart.com/proddetail.asp?prod=hcdtcs
by Colin
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Longest Jians
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

The Longest Jians

I see that a fairly well known Yang style taiji school here in the states advocates using a jian which, from the ground, reaches the sternum of its user. At 6'4 then I'd need a 50 inch jian. (That would put an end to a few lampshades and vases). I'm wondering, were those traditionally for men on hor...
by Colin
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Wudang Sword
Replies: 4
Views: 3968

Wudang Sword

Can anyone comment on the Wudang Elixer Sword Form?

Is it the primogenitor of all taiji sword forms?

What might distinguish it from the Yang sword forms?



Regards,
by Colin
Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Escaping Wrist Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 4431

Wrist Lock

From your replies it seems you did picture the lock correctly. Maybe I'll post a photo of it. Anyway, Roll-back and Repulse Monkey sound suited to the predicament. I'll try them. Peng sounds advanced in this scenario.



Regards
by Colin
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Escaping Wrist Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 4431

Escaping Wrist Lock

I was working with an Akido stylist and was unable to escape a wrist lock in which he turns the palm of my extended arm upward. Then he proceeds to bring my upward facing palm toward its inner forearm, and ultimately toward the ground. I inevitably collapse under the strain. Coiling to escape seems ...
by Colin
Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: A few questions....
Replies: 8
Views: 5823

Re: A few questions....

Linda asked: Is Grasp Sparrow?s Tail one movement or a series of them? I?ve heard it both ways? In Wile's Yang Family Transmissions: "Ward-off, Roll-back, Press and Push are born of Grasp Sparrow's Tail." --from "Nine Secret Transmissions", accredited to Yang Pan-huo
by Colin
Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: A few questions....
Replies: 8
Views: 5823

Re: A few questions....

Linda, you should be a reporter. Why should the tongue touch the roof of the mouth? Along with Roland's important point about accidentally biting off your tongue, there's also the saliva that's developed with the tongue up, which keeps the body cool. That's why it's suggested that you swallow the sa...
by Colin
Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Prefect Bow Posture
Replies: 2
Views: 2762

Bow Stance

1) Generally, bow stance weight distribution is given as 70% on the front, 30% on the rear. The front knee, to pomote stability and avoid injury, should be in line with, and not go beyong the toes. 2)Perhaps it varies at times depending on the move. For example the walking forward in search for snak...