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Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 195

Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 4 Àn 按 means press down, like pressing a button, so the movement is pressing down. movements Liù Fēng Sì Bì 六封四閉 – Six Sealing and Four Closing we can see after the hands push out together with Jǐ Jìn 擠勁, they separate and go down, this is […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 194

Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 3 The second pair of Bā Jìn 八勁 is Jǐ 擠 and Àn 按. Jǐ means squeeze, like when you are crowed place and squeezed between many people. In Tàijíquán 太极拳 we can use Jǐ Jìn 擠勁 by putting our two hands together in front of our chest […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 193

Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 2 The first pair of Jìn 勁 are Péng 掤 and Lǚ 履. In Tàijíquán 太极拳, Péng means expanding. This means the whole body is expanding from the inside out, the Qì 氣 and the Dāntián 丹田 expands and the power for the Qì comes from the mind. […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 192

Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 1 Today, all styles of Tàijíquán 太极拳 come from Chén Shì Tàijíquán 陈式太极拳 – Chen Style Tàijíquán, but no matter what style of Tàijíquán we practise, all of them have Bā Jìn 八勁 – Eight Jin. What are Bā Jìn? In Chinese Bā 八 means eight and Jìn […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 191

Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光– Part 12 Qī Jì Guāng’s 戚繼光 32 Positions are not all like the movements in Chén Shì Tàijíquán 陈式太极拳 – Chen Style Tàijíquán. Chén Wáng Tíng 陳王廷 must have had high level of Kung Fu as he took Qī Jì Guāng’s 32 Positions and adapted them, and at the same time […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 190

Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光– Part 11 Zhōng Sì Píng 中四平 – Blocking to Get Inside (same as Pao Chui 回頭井欄直入 Turn Around Straight to the Well) Fú Hǔ Shi 伏虎势 – Ghost Leg Gets in Quickly (same as 跌岔 Fall Down and Split) Gāo Sì Píng 高四平 – Finger Lower Position (same as 指襠捶 Punch […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 189

Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光– Part 10 Qī Jì Guāng’s 戚繼光 book Sānshí Er Shì 三十二势 – 32 Movements of Classical Fighting, contains 32 movements that we can also find in Tàijíquán 太極拳. Chén Wáng Tíng 陳王廷 respected Qī Jì Guāng a great deal and he used his movements and knowledge in the creation of his […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 188

Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光– Part 9 One of the main reasons Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 did so well was because he was supported by the Prime Minister of the Ming Government, Zhāng Jū Zhèng 張居正 (1525-1582). This helped Qī Jì Guāng earn his promotions. In 1582, Zhāng Jū Zhèng, passed away and some of the […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 187

Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 8 Even after their defeat in Tái Zhōu 台州, there were still a lot of Wōkòu 倭寇 attacking Southern China, in Fújiàn 福建and Guǎngdōng 廣東. In June 1562, Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 brought his Qi Jia Jun 戚家軍-  Qī Family Army to Fújiàn to fight the Wōkòu and after […]

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 186

Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 7 In 1559, the Ming Army fought the Wōkòu 倭寇 at Cén Gǎng 岑港, Zhèjiāng 浙江省 Province. The Ming Army lost. Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 and another commander Yú Dà Yóu 俞大猷 (1503-1579) were in charge of another area. Yú Dà Yóu was senior to Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 […]