Sticking, Yielding and Following-Tai Chi Secrets

The four skills of zhang, lien, tie and sui are developed through tui shou or push hands in Tai Chi. Zhang is to adhere, lien is to stick or yield, tie is to connect and sui is to follow. I remember my Shifu saying that lien to stick/yield is associated with softness. And to follow …

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What is fājìn, 發勁? The SECRET Method To hand-to-hand Combat

What is fājìn, 發勁? The SECRET Method To hand-to-hand Combat There are many videos on the internet, of old Chinese masters effortlessly bouncing people around. From the moment they make contact with each other. To the untrained eye two things may happen, one they may look in disbelief or awe and think the master has something …

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The SECRET Benefit of Tai Chi Step Rooting

The Secret Benefit of Tai Chi Step Rooting Usually, Tai Chi practitioners who can perform step rooting would have a line of people lined up to push them so the practitioner can see how strong their root is. What usually happens leaves virgin viewers aghast with surprise. What happens? The pushers whether there is a …

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PENG AND TAIJI QUAN’S 4 SKILLS

PENG AND TAIJI QUAN’S 4 SKILLS Training in Taiji Quan my current perspective on the four skills of Zhang (to adhere) Lien (to sticking/yield), tie (to connect) and sui (to follow), arise from a good peng structure. There is a previous post explaining Peng or the Peng structure of Taiji Quan here on deadlyduels.com. As your peng …

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