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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…

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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…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光– Part 9 Qī Jì Guāng's 戚繼光 book "紀效新書 New Military Training book." 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…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 8 Battling the Wōkòu 倭寇 at sea 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…

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Qī Jì Guāng 戚繼光 – Part 7 Yuān Yāng Zhèn 鴛鴦陣 – Mandarin Duck Position 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…