This clip is what I’m calling ‘Part Three’ of the Solo Form. From the first Wave Hands Like Clouds to the second Cross Hands.Note: I’ve broken the Solo Form down into six discreet parts. They were originally six separate training ‘methods’. I’ll be posting the last three parts soon…. Stay tuned!
Sifu and the morning class demonstrate part two of the T’ai Chi Ch’uan Solo Form, from Cross Hands up to and including Wave Hands Like Clouds. (I’ll be posting the entire form in 6 parts)
Lesson: It’s the adherence to the ‘principles’ described in the T’ai Chi Classics (Jings) that makes it T’ai Chi Ch’uan, not merely moving slowly.
We move slowly to allow enough time to adjust the postures and the transition, in order to ‘infuse’ them with the ‘principles’ and to help us Meditatewith our minds focused on our breath we adhere to the principles eventually….we achieve the correct ‘feeling’ …and finally we forget about all that and just dance with the universe!Sifu
This lesson includes some basics and a few of the finer points of Pushing Hands practice. This is the horizontal version of Pushing Hands, developed by Master Cheng Man-Ching, that uses the four techniques of push, press, roll back and cross hands, (ward off). An interplay of Yin/Yang, sensing balance, center line, body angle and positioning relative to each other. Positioning and angling is very subtle in both T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Bagua ZhangBig loss, big gainSmall loss, small gainSoInvest in lossDo not contend with their force JustGo with the flowThe main technique is to off balance ones attackerphysically and mentallyGive them more of what they wantAllow them to off balance themselves…….Then issue on the proper line with whole body power!
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.
Yang Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan
as taught by
Sifu J. R. Roy – 7th Generation Disciple – Practitioner since 1978
FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY
Movements are performed slowly, with a slight pause at the end of each posture/gesture
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