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by iglazer
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Section 5
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

Rule of thumb

As you begin, a good rule of thumb for any low posture is that your knee has to move in a straight line directly over the foot. Look at the Michuan basic exercises from the empty hand form... it is a perfect time to make sure that your knee is traveling along a straight line. As you sink, any moveme...
by iglazer
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Videos of Cheng Man-ch'ing
Replies: 14
Views: 14283

Anyone seen this before

I came across this video. I feel like I've seen parts of it before...



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 204&q=jian
by iglazer
Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: GRTC Announcements
Topic: DC Saturday Seminars for 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 17691

My votes and suggestions

I like 4 and 12.



I'd also like to see:

* Moving Step

* Spear
by iglazer
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 71341

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by iglazer
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 71341

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Here is another example of a Chinese rattan shield. This example has a more peaked, conical shaped dome than the first example. Tengpai of this same are generally associated with Southern China.
by iglazer
Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Yangshi Taiji Jian video on the web
Replies: 2
Views: 3863

Yangshi Taiji Jian video on the web

In case you haven't seen Scott's demonstration video from Russia, you can now see it via Google. Let me know what you think about using Google's video service. This seems like a good way to get clips like this out there.

Scott Rodell Yangishi Taiji Jian demonstration
by iglazer
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 71341

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by iglazer
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 71341

Front http://www.grtc.org/image/forum/tengpaifront.jpg Bank http://www.grtc.org/image/forum/tengpaiback.jpg This Qing dynasty Tengpai probably dates from around 1865. Diameter: 74 cm., 29" Height: 13 cm., 5" Flat edge rim, before dome: 5 cm., 1 3/4" Weight: approximately 1.5 kg., 3 lbs.
by iglazer
Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 71341

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Shields used in formation to create a shield wall during a Taiping Rebellion battle, ca. 1865.
by iglazer
Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 71341

Saber and Shield

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A painting of a Chinese "Tigerman", ca. 1850, armed with a dao and tengpai (rattan shield). These troops were used to break up enemy cavalry charges.
by iglazer
Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Jian & Throwing Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 22748

Catch

Here is an example of a Chinese throwing knife.



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by iglazer
Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Practicing the form fast
Replies: 3
Views: 4469

As you practice faster and faster you are going to reach a point where the form breaks apart. This isn't a matter of 25 or 50 or 80% faster; this point is purely based on your own practice. I enjoy practicing faster than usual, but there is definitely a danger. I know that in my own practice I will ...
by iglazer
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Master Wang and the Public Sword Form
Replies: 1
Views: 3865

Master Wang and the Public Sword Form

Did Master Wang learn the Public Form? I was looking at some old footage of Master Wang demonstrating his new form. He does a movement that looks a lot like Vigilant Cat catches the Rat. So... did he pull that from Public Form?
by iglazer
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: "unoffical" applications
Replies: 4
Views: 11291

Re: "unoffical" applications

Bouncing back closing doors with "peng", especially yummy are big, heavy wooden doors:) Doors can also be opened with shoulder strike. Difficult part for me is not to lean I have always enjoyed a good door peng. I also like trying to use press to close a door... it's a bit harder. Timing between de...
by iglazer
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: GRTC Announcements
Topic: A few updates to the site
Replies: 0
Views: 7602

A few updates to the site

So we've added a few RSS feeds to the site. The forum has a feed so you can track updates without having to constantly keep checking the site. You can subscribe to the feed via the button in the header of the page or at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/GreatRiverTaoistCenter We alo have a feed for our s...