JRRMAS Staff member BL and Sifu practice Part Three of Grand Master T. T. Liang’s T’ai-Chi Dance. Sifu is practicing the issuing side.
Sifu and JRRMAS Staff member BL practice Grand Master T. T. Liang’s T’ai-Chi Dance. Sifu is on the receiving side of Part ThreeLesson 1:When practicing, at first go slowly,Concluding your gestures with your whole body ONE unit!pausing slightly as you synchronize your movementsas the Yin/Yang flow and exchangeThe Dance is truly marvelous and infiniteas you learn to SEE with your touch,and not merely your eyes!Lesson 2:The eye is easy to fool, but to fool the touch of a T’ai Chi Ch’uan Master, is very difficult, indeed!Once you know the ‘sequence’ of a solo or two person set, then try practicing with your eyes closed. Remember to meditate on the principles, your balance point and your breathing!Practicing with your eyes closed is an excellent way to practice anything from solo forms to Trapping Hands and Chasing Hands, as well as any of the Pushing Hands and Da Lu variations.
JRRMAS Staff member LB and Sifu demonstrate Part 2 of the T’ai-Chi Dance. Sifu is demonstrating the receiving side.
JRRMAS Staff member LB and Sifu demonstrate Part Two of Master T. T. Liangs ‘Tai-Chi Dance’.Master Liang compiled several methods of pushing-hands, Da-Lu’s (big roll back) and various applications from the many Masters that he trained with throughout his career, to develop the “Dance”. Each individual ‘drill’ has specific ‘energies’ and skills that need to be developed independently through repetitive practice. Practicing the entire ‘Dance’ sequence is more for demonstration and cataloging of the information. But to truly develop the energies and skills the practitioner needs to stay with one idea and practice it repeatedly with correct principles and feeling. The Dance has 176 moves on each side and of course like with everything, there is the right and the left side. In this short clip Sifu is demonstrating the ‘issue’ side of Part Two and LB is demonstrating the ‘receiving’ side. We are consciously pausing slightly at each intersection …in reality it should be practiced more smoothly.The listening skills (Tien Jing) that can be gained by practicing the Dance drills are incredible. Listening through the touch/contact point….and eventually being able to ‘see’ everything about them. “I know you and I know myself…..you don’t know me, you also, don’t know yourself”Traditional saying
JRRMAS Staff member BL and Sifu practice Grand Master T. T. Liangs two person “T’ai-Chi Dance”. Grand Master Liang combined numerous drills and applications from the many Masters that he trained with to develop this very unique and advanced sensitivity training method with 176 movements on each side. Part 1 of the Dance is the Yang families ‘Da Lu’ or big Roll Back.
JRRMAS Staff member BL and Sifu practicing Grand Master T. T. Liangs two person set called the ‘T’ai-Chi Dance’ Sifu is practicing the Issuing Side.