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Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 8 Application of Xié Xíng 斜行 - Step Forward Diagonally The last of the Bā Jìn 八勁 is Kào Jìn 靠勁. Kào means shoulder. You can imagine, that when your opponent is a longer distance…

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Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 7 The last pair of Bā Jìn 八勁 is Zhǒu 肘 and Kào 靠. Zhǒu means elbow so Zhǒu Jìn 肘勁 is an elbow strike. In Tàijíquán 太极拳 we strike with the fists and palms, but when an…

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Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 6 Cǎi 採 and Liè 裂 together The next one is Liè 裂. Liè means crack. So it means the something is broken. In Tàijíquán太极拳, we will hold a part of the opponent’s body, usually…

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Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 5 Qínná 擒拿 The third pair is Cǎi 採 and Liè 裂. Cǎi means to pick or grab. We say Cǎi Zhāi Huā Guǒ 採摘花果 which means to picking flowers and fruits. So Cǎi means picking something…

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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…
Master Tse doing Tui Shou with his Sifu, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang

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Advanced Level Bā Jìn 八勁 – Part 3 Master Tse doing Tui Shou with his Sifu, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang 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…

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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…

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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…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光– Part 12 Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 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…

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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…