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Qínná 擒拿, Die 跌, Dǎ 打, Zhì 擲 – Part 1 Qínná 擒拿 Within the Tàijíquán 太極拳 fighting techniques we have the four kinds of skills. The first is Qínná 擒拿. Qín 擒 means grabbing, Ná 拿 means take away…

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Yīn and Yáng Fist – Part 5 Actually, there are no Nèi Jiā Quán 內家拳 - Internal Fist or Wài Jiā Quán 外家拳 - External Fist. This is because any traditional Chinese Kung Fu must have both internal and external training…

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Yīn and Yáng Fist – Part 4 Sūn Lù Táng 孫祿堂 (1860-1934 In China, the three major styles of Nèi Jiā Quán 內家拳 - Internal Fist are, Tàijíquán 太極拳, Xíng Yì Quán 形意拳 and Bāguà Zhǎng 八卦掌. There…

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Yīn and Yáng Fist – Part 3 Zhàn Zhuāng 站樁 - Standing Mediation Tàijíquán 太極拳 is based on a circle and the Tàijí symbol. Xíng Yì Quán 形意拳 - Shape and Mind Fist, is based on a straight line and Bāguà Zhǎng…

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Yīn and Yáng Fist – Part 2 Wǔdāng Quán 武當拳 comes from the Wǔdāng Shān 武當山 – Wǔdāng Mountain, Húběi Shěng 湖北省 - Húběi Province, and people like to say it is a Nèi Jiā Quán 內家拳 - Interanl Fist.…

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Yīn and Yáng Fist – Part 1 Chén Fā Kē 陳發科 The principle of Tàijí 太極 has two parts, one part is Yīn 陰 and the other part is Yáng 陽. Although we sometimes only see one (thing), inside it there must be two parts…

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Shísān Gān 十三杆 - 13 Long Pole – Part 9 挑 TiāoTiāo means to bring something up with a flick of energy, but in the 13 Long Pole we circle up. This is the opposite of Lán 攔, where we circle from inside to outside. With…

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Shísān Gān 十三杆 - 13 Long Pole – Part 8 Jià 架 Dǒu 抖Dǒu means shake. When we are cold, we Fā Dǒu 發抖, Fā is releasing and Dǒu is shaking. With the pole, it means shaking the pole. We do not actually shake the pole,…

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Shísān Gān 十三杆 - 13 Long Pole – Part 7 Zā 紮 9. Héng 橫Héng means horizontal to across. It is like when we walk across or walk sideways. When we walk across a road we, Héng Guò Mǎ Lù 橫過馬路. The application is…

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Shísān Gān 十三杆 - 13 Long Pole – Part 6 拖 TuōTuō means drag. This is not an attacking technique. This is a retreating technique. For example, if the enemy attacks us and they are too close to us, we may need to pull back…