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by J HepworthYoung
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 27249

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

I'd be interested in understanding the rationale behind your side. Are you suggesting that, because the body operates using joints which only operated in hinged and circular motions, all straight body motions are therefore a product of this curved motion of the joints? If you elaborate a little mor...
by J HepworthYoung
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 27249

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

one can think of the relationship of taiji-teachings to its function as the relationship of the written word to speaking some people are more concerned with speaking only and don't care to read or write, some people read and write a language they do not speak some people write, read and speak well s...
by J HepworthYoung
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 27249

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

First, while I was taught the same five phases correlations that you list (i.e. “forward=metal”...), some traditional authors of Taijiquan have differing associations. One of Jang Jwing-Ming’s books, if I remember correctly, cites three different arrangements from various Taijiquan literature (e.g....
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 27249

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

it seems to be that most of what you have described is a method of organizing Taiji knowledge. For example, you mention 4 directions of motion, plus center. I am not the best at relating this. This is not knowledge organization without application, the 5 motion aspects are application oriented. No ...
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?
Replies: 31
Views: 27249

Re: What is distinctive about Taijiquan?

What is distinctive about your martial art? What makes Taijiquan different from other martial arts? the first thing that comes to mind is the working philosophy of taijiquan as i was taught it is embodied in the name itself not that this is itself a distinction, rather i mean to share that the phil...
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Single Whip/Dan Bian variations
Replies: 1
Views: 4554

Re: Single Whip/Dan Bian variations

It can be used as a take down, putting the leg behind the duifang and levering them over, as well as lifting the person to take them off balance and then using the extension to pull them over, it can also be used to mangle a limb with the torsion of the extension, it is also used for striking with t...
by J HepworthYoung
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Has anybody read this book?
Replies: 7
Views: 8004

Re: Complete Martial Art vs. Mixing It Up

I haven't read this book, so can't comment on it... In general, I have found that is it not a good idea to mix & match from different systems. When one looks around the world of "martial artists" today, one is not usually impressed by the high level of the practitioners. What is typically encounter...
by J HepworthYoung
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: great online sword resource
Replies: 3
Views: 6955

great online sword resource

http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/sword.htm
I really enjoyed looking around this website and would like to share it with those of you not yet familiar with it.
It is an excellent resource.
by J HepworthYoung
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 49930

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

The problem is that if matches are private, nobody else can use them to evaluate the skill of these participators. On the martial path, only one person ever gets to evaluate skills, the person themselves, this is the point for all players, MMA, taiji,, Wing Chun, Karate etc, it is all about persona...
by J HepworthYoung
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 49930

Re: Michuan and Chen Style

I've met several taiji players who will fight anyone anytime in a private match with no rules, no gloves, no soft floors and no cage.

I think it is unwise to generalize.

How many MMA people lose fights? There are bad examples in every type and group, taiji is no exception.
by J HepworthYoung
Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Michuan and Chen Style
Replies: 61
Views: 49930

Re: Sanshou, Tournaments, etc...

Does it mean that taiji guy who is so skilled that he could end fight with 2 seconds, can`t deliver enough strikes to his opponent (and collect more points than opponent)? Well yeah, sometimes that is what it means. I want you to draw me a picture, we will have a contest, but you can only use circl...
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: the unity of heaven and earth
Replies: 0
Views: 17270

the unity of heaven and earth

peng-heaven lu-earth the first energies represent a form of duality in which, upon examination, one may draw the conclusion that the energies are not separate, but are as a matter of fact two sides of one energetic reality. one might examine this from a newtonian point of view, observing that: for e...
by J HepworthYoung
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Chinese swordmanship in London, UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 9174

Re: Chinese swordmanship in London, UK?

good luck! The UK seems to be a very difficult place to be a swordsman in, due to the knee jerk political methods so commonly employed there. I would not be shocked to learn that many serious swordplayers in the UK are reluctant to be open about their practice, just so they can avoid unneeded scruti...
by J HepworthYoung
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Yang Public staff
Replies: 5
Views: 7096

Re: Yang Public staff

it is very common for that kind of emphasis to be found in Yang Public taiji
one might say that in general public taiji is used more for health and less for martial purpose, largely because of the way it was modified, transmitted and taught.
by J HepworthYoung
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Is this taiji?
Replies: 17
Views: 17585

Re: Is this taiji?

I have a guide, so to speak, a man who instructed me in the public form for over a year and who I have done push hands with for a few years now whenever possible. It was because of him that I was able to get a working understanding of the principals and mechanics. He was given permission to teach by...