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by iglazer
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Qi Dispersion
Replies: 5
Views: 7060

From everything I have heard, you need to push on through and keep going. There are, as I understand it, two main reasons for qi Leak. 1) Lack of mental focus. 2) The body needs extra qi in certain areas. I know that you can focus, so #1 is less likely. #2 is something that can only be overcome by m...
by iglazer
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Chi/ intention in weapon
Replies: 4
Views: 5578

There's a very practical aspect to making the weapon an extension of your person... it takes a beginner's mind off of the fact they are holding a weapon. When I learned sword, we were told to think that our arms had double in length and what was our wrist was now are elbows. It helps beginners keep ...
by iglazer
Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Comic relief
Replies: 2
Views: 3745

Well, at least he's enjoying himself...





... and for all our sake, he's wearing clothing.
by iglazer
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Peng jing vs. the haymaker
Replies: 5
Views: 6337

"not until 2nd section in MiChuan" - How long was that - four maybe five years? You're saying what I said before. We can't overcome our natural response in a week or a month, so why not work from what we bring to the training from day one? A static position holding a peng is not our ideal. It's eff...
by iglazer
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Peng jing vs. the haymaker
Replies: 5
Views: 6337

We need to extend almost as if we are attacking the forearm. That's the tricky bit in my mind. I feel there is a danger in making the peng too pointy, as if you where striking with the elbow. It's not until 2nd section in the MiChuan that I felt like I really saw a rounded peng that could intercept...
by iglazer
Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: The State of Taijiquan
Replies: 12
Views: 11085

Ah, the gold old days

I think every generation looks back on their teachers and their teachers' teachers and thinks, "Wow, training is serious now, but then it was just amazing." Even at the school in DC, we do this. Many a conversation is had which goes, "Yeah, san shou was rough today, but back when so-and-so was here,...
by iglazer
Mon May 23, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: questions for Great River instructor
Replies: 6
Views: 5961

Our teacher is Scott Rodell, the school's director. He studied directly with Wang Yen-nien, as well as T.T. Liang and William C.C. Chen.
by iglazer
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Applying Kao as a Takedown
Replies: 9
Views: 16757

G-Man was smilling in all the shots. He loved it.
by iglazer
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Looking after your sword.
Replies: 15
Views: 13141

Keep them dry

I think the biggests thing I do for my sword when I use it is keep it dry. (This holds for storage as well.) Keeping sweat and water off it is a big thing. Every so often I oil it and rub it down with a mircofiber cloth.
by iglazer
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: What does it say?
Replies: 4
Views: 4859

Can you post a picture of it so we can take a better guess?
by iglazer
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Videos of Cheng Man-ch'ing
Replies: 14
Views: 14283

Check out our recomended reading list:



http://grtc.org/reading.html
by iglazer
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Videos of Cheng Man-ch'ing
Replies: 14
Views: 14283

If you think about how we learn, everything keeps getting smaller and smaller. When we start, adjustments are made measured in feet: "Stand here, put your arm like this." Over time those adjustments are measured in inches: "Make the square the waist is square. Lower the coxyx." Eventually those adju...
by iglazer
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Mi Chuan Discussion
Topic: Intent versus Chi
Replies: 10
Views: 19719

Intent versus Chi

How would you describe the difference in feeling between bringing your mind intent your hands and bringing qi to them?



I am having trouble separating them and am worried that what I think is qi flowing is, in fact, just mind intent.
by iglazer
Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Taijiquan for Health...
Replies: 24
Views: 34673

T. T. Liang

This is attributed to T.T. Liang:



Life begins at seventy. Everything is beautiful Health is a matter of utmost importance and all of the rest is secondary. Now I must find out how to enjoy excellent health in my whole life and discover the way to immortality.
by iglazer
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: General Taiji Quan Discussion
Topic: Limited training...
Replies: 12
Views: 10035

Mental and Physical Training

Simply training hard isn't enough. Without a fixed goal, like Laurie had, strenuous training can become mentally tiring. He came to train for a tournament in Europe. He got a variety of training from a variety of senior students as well as Laoshr. That keeps in interesting. For my own practice, I ha...