Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 139

Wáng Zōng Yuè’s Tàijíquán Poem 王宗岳太極拳論 Part 2 In Wáng Zōng Yuè’s Tàijíquán Poem 王宗岳太極拳論 he says, “虚領頂勁,氣沉丹田 For posture we need to relax the head and shoulders, with the…

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 138

Wáng Zōng Yuè’s Tàijíquán Poem 王宗岳太極拳論 Part 1 Wáng Zōng Yuè was from Shānxī Rén 山西, a person from Shānxī 山西人. No one really knows when he was born and when he died, but his poem of Tàijíquán…

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 137

Dì Gōng 地功 Part 3 Whenever I practise Tuī Shǒu 推手 - Pushing Hands with my students I can hold the position, like my Sīfu 師父, Chén Xiǎo Wàng 陳小旺, one leg in front of the other (particularly in stationary Tuī Shǒu).…

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 136

Dì Gōng 地功 Part 2 Dì Gōng 地功 is a Chén Shì Tàijíquán 陈式太极拳 - Chén Style Tàijíquán term and I have only ever heard my Sīfu 師父, Chén Xiǎo Wàng 陳小旺, use it. When a person’s stance is strong we call…

Grandmaster Tse’s Tàijí Fist 135

Dì Gōng 地功 Part 1 As human beings, we live between Heaven and Earth, We say Heaven gives us our minds, our thinking, feelings and sensations, Earth gives us support, stability and health. In Tàijíquán 太極拳 we follow the principle…

Grandmaster Tse Tàijí Fist 134

Five Bows 五弓 - Part 6 Now we understand, in Tàijíquán 太極拳, whenever we strike, we need to use the Five Bows 五弓 so that we can Fa Jìn 發勁. This means Fa Jìn is the Five Bows striking. When we think about kicking we can…

Master Tse’s Tàijí Fist 133

Five Bows 五弓 - Part 5 By now we should understand that in Tàijíquán 太極拳, whenever we strike using Fa Jìn 發勁, we must connect all the Five Bows 五弓 together. Both arms, both legs and the body must connect so that we use…

Master Tse’s Tàijí Fist 132

Five Bows 五弓 - Part 4 In Tàijíquán 太極拳 we can use the fist, palm, or elbow to strike. Whenever we strike, we must use the Five Bows 五弓 – two arms, two legs and the body. If we are striking with the elbow, as before, we also…

Master Tse’s Tàijí Fist 131

Five Bows 五弓 - Part 3 The body has Five Bows —身備五弓. Two arms, two legs and one body. When we relax the whole body, all of the Five Bows, the two arms, two legs and body will relax so that we can Fa Jìn 發勁. As we talked about…

Master Tse’s Tàijí Fist 130

Five Bows 五弓 - Part 2 Last time we discovered that the body has Five Bows —身備五弓. Two arms, two legs and one body and that all these parts can Fa Jìn 發勁 – Release Power! To begin with, both arms are relaxed. We can then…