Sunday, July 24, 2011
Now that you know what is double weight is not opposing, double float is the opposite, i.e. using too much softness until you lost your body or stance structure and easily defeated. Bu Diu Bu Ding (not losing and not opposing) is precisely refering to these two deficiencies. Tai Chi is about Yin Yang interplay and inter exchange. Within Yin must have Yang and within Yang must have Yin.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As the original version of 10 Essentials of Tai Chi Chuan was written in abstract Chinese and not easily understood, Master Hiu feels the need to provide this important information in plain layman's language so that all fellow Tai Chi Chuan practitioners can understand. "10 Essentials of Tai Chi Chuan - Explained" is en ebook which will be sent to you directly through your email when purchased.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
After long procastination, my dream book is finally published - How To Master Tai Chi Chuan's Internal Secrets". Fellow Tai Chi friends have shown overwhelming supports and I am truly humbled. The publisher has agreed to give 20% discount on the book until further notice.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Most Tai Chi Chuan players are fast to claim they know the form they are doing when asked. They will tell you it is 24 postures, 48, 36, 108 and so on. Nothing wrong with that, and when you ask them to show you the applications of these postures, many long time practitioners will be able show you how a posture can be applied to intercept an attack, often in a stationary manner. Often a ward-off posture is used to deflect a straight jab or punch. Try probe further by asking them how a ward-off can be used against a rain of multiple punches. I can guarantee you many would struggle to give you a satisfactory answer. Why? It is because ward-off cannot be used to defend against multiple punches, not in the way it is often demonstrated. If you are careful to scrutinize Tai Chi classics, it advises us never to oppose force with force, never to confront an opponent directly from front.
So what is missing? Most Tai Chi Chuan people lost touch of the transition movements in the form. Transition movements link individual posture together and they are very very important. It is here that hides the secret stepping application of Tai Chi Chuan. It is here that side stepping, gaze to the left, beware of the right, retreat and advance are hidden.
Friday, August 27, 2010
In fact, shouting in traditional Tai Chi Chuan was so important that special sounds were used so that the sounds correspond with Chi. This secret is revealed in Tai Chi classics too but often ignored. It is the secret sound of Hen - Ha. When force is used to pull inward, the sound "Hen" will be yelled. Dantian will contract and Chi will flow to Dantian. The sound "Ha" is used when force is exploded outward. Dantian will expand and Chi will rush out.
Try using these two sounds and see how your Dantian and Chi will react to them. Who knows, you may unveil the secrets of Hen-Ha.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
"Sanshou" or free hand is a Chinese term refers to free style sparring. In the past Tai Chi Chuan training will progress from learning the form, to pushing hands and finally free sparring. However, nowadays most Tai Chi people don't do sparring anymore. Tai Chi Chuan requires us to maintain a calmed mind and relaxed body when facing at attack so that we can apply Tai Chi strategy i.e. adhere, stick, follow and lead and so on. Without sparring training, how can a Tai Chi student remains calm and relax when facing an attack in real fight? Serious Tai Chi people should really consider re-introducing sparring into the syllabus so that Tai Chi student is well prepared to use Tai Chi Chuan for self defence.
I have enclosed a video here where we do what I called free style pushing hand sparring for your viewing pleasure. Have a good weekend friends. www.taichisecretmovements.com