Tai Chi Theories

How to Correctly Practice Tai Chi

How to Correctly Practice Tai Chi or “All Around Development in Tai Chi ” its means not just doing the Tai Chi Form, the Push hand, The free fighting, you have to train the body response,the balance,  the mind. The Theory of Tai Chi “ Tai Chi Ying Yang Less People can do” it mean  its very rare to have see people who train Tai Chi Correctly with all perceptive,  another reason is Tai Chi not easy to do,similar  for the successfully people, why do they success ?

They have the patients; they have the sprits and knowledge and never get up. For Tai Chi Choosing a teacher is very important.

Specific guides are: can hold the principle of differentiation of Yin and Yang of Taiji quan, handle the contradictions between upper and lower, left and right, inside and outside, rigidity and softness of Tai Chi constantly practice, strive to rectify deviations, sum up experience, so that Tai Chi can go  to a higher level.

How do we practice tai chi with  “ALL” angles? Form the movement leading the mind . We should do three things inside and outside three in order to make LIUHE strong and effective. Seek the strength and strive for strength. We should take the training of single potential and make repeated verification to make up for our shortcomings. Specific training practices are as follows:

1)Left and Right Form balance

According to the characteristics of various schools of Taijiquan, scholars should learn to ask questions, analyze problems and solve problems. Through such a procedure, we should enhance its strong points, avoid its weakness and seek perfection.

From the Chen’s Taijiquan’s old frame, the left and right form  movements are as follows: “Mustang divides bristles, covers the knees obliquely, rolls back the humerus, divides left and right feet” and so on. Lack of left-hand power are: “King Kong tampered”, “lazy dress”, “white crane bright wings”, “beat the body”, “white snake vomiting letters”, “flashing back”, “covering the hand, brachial fist”, “progressive hammering”, “white ape fruit” and so on. The lack of the right potential includes “single whip” and “elbow bottom watching”

Improve the weak point, some people advocate practicing left Style Taijiquan. This is good, but this is not necessary. There are many symmetrical positions in the boxing rack. Repeated exercises are both wrong and difficult. Moreover, the creation of the original boxing is a certain regularity, scholars insist on drilling, can develop a habit, if the left and right with the exercise, for the mentally retarded, increase the burden, easy to confuse the posture, thus losing the original style.

I think: as long as there is a purpose, a plan, a method, good at summarizing, draw out a single-style drill to make up for the best, so that it can save time and effort to make up for the shortcomings, but also to maintain the style of  Tai Chi

  • 2)3Fa Jin on multiple angles

The Fa Jin of multiple angles refers to finding more tangent points and acting vigorously on the circumference of the around area. The first two line of the Theory Song of Tai Chi, highlight the dialectical relationship between strength and softness. Soft and rigid, round and square are antonyms of the same kind, both of which are the characteristics of Taijiquan. Every movement of Taijiquan is composed of a circle. The so-called “wonderful hand with a Tai chi”, “tai chi” not only refers to the strength of the circle divided into yin and yang, but also refers to the rounded walk soft, square fight hard Yin and yang, only to achieve the combination of strength and softness is called “Smart hand”.

As for the relationship between practicing the form and pushing hands, it is the same. Practicing the form is pushing hands, and pushing hands is still practicing the form. Practicing the form is the foundation for pushing hands, pushing hands is the means of seeking skills, and is the criterion for testing from practice.

In the present, there are many style of Taijiquan with their own characteristics. In order to meet the needs of fitness, some modify the original boxing frame, cancel the difficult movements and cancel the new ones. Some circles of light without wrapping silk, according to Yin and Yang theory, according to competitive point of view, Taijiquan should be both rigid and soft. Now only Chen’s Taijiquan still retains the action of combining rigidity with softness, as well as the difficult movement, and has the unique style of twining silk. However, Chen Style Taijiquan has less rigid movement, fixed posture and single angle. In order to improve the overall skills of Taijiquan, we should find more tangents and make vigorous efforts.

Make yourself as the center of the circle. Turn the circle counter-clockwise, look for the tangent line from the right half circle, turn the circle clockwise from the left half circle to find the tangent line, turn the circle backward, look for the tangent line from the front half circle in turn, turn the circle forward, look for the tangent line from the back half circle in turn. In short, we use the circular parabola to rotate the inertia.

For example, “cover your hands and arms”, with the rotation of the trunk waist, push your right leg, bow your left knee, and turn into the left bow step. Upper limb, left hand pulling or twisting to grab strength; elbow bending after the elbow or boost the arm to smash; right hand twisting before the impact or take another angle to punch or bend the elbow straight top elbow, horizontal elbow, turn around to punch forward punch, shoulder-to-shoulder punch random use.

  • 3)Weapon training techniques.

The “seven stars” in Taijiquan refers to the body’s weapon position when attacking. The seven stars are shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, feet and heads. These seven weapons are used randomly, and the head must be cautious.

The from  proverb says: “the far hand uses the hand, the near person uses the elbow, uses the body to rely on”, emphasizes that must choose the strike weapon reasonably. “One blow at a time, one elbow at a time” means that weapons have different functions. Elbows are more powerful than from . According to the effect of resultant force, the size of the pressure and the area of the force applied to the point and edge. Therefore, according to the purpose of weapon selection, such as the palm: back palm, right palm, side palm, standing palm, flat palm, palm finger, palm root. Forms includes: straight, reverse, standing, fist, Yang and Fu. Elbow hits include: horizontal flat elbow, straight top elbow, horizontal cut elbow, external elbow, back elbow, erect elbow, inside elbow, through the elbow, waist elbow, etc.

The theory of Tai Chi  is: “where aim and where to hit”. It’s about the use of weapons and weapons. If you want to do it, you need to ask for it from the rack. Strike weapon

For example, hitting people’s fists with the crotch are “Mustang hair”, “turn around King Kong”, “right high horse”, “single whip”, “white crane bright wings” and so on.

Form with the buttocks is to hit the opponent’s lower plate by spinning, such as “flashing back”, “progressive hammering”, “fruit into guns”, “skimming hammering”.

4), Weight Shafting

Master Chen Xin said: “No matter the body law or the body law too angular, to be agile and agile for the advocate”, “can transfer the body law, in which the magic changes. The key lies in the coordination of the upper and lower limbs. The moving center of gravity is the balance and support of the whole body. The movement is flexible or slow, all in the right or wrong footwork. When pushing hands, we need to study three nine defensive lines. The roots are rooted and the force is strong enough to change the strength, as long as the roots can be tied up. The role of defense: to induce force, so that the other fall, roots, axis to determine, make up for the area, maintain balance; attack to shorten the space, produce speed, change the angle, force swift and violent.

The root of vitality is vital, and the key to life is to practice well and use the five element footwork. To study the change of the center of gravity and the origin of the strength of the prophet’s original form, the forces from the hind legs to the front are as follows: “Hiding the brachial fist” and “Mustang dividing the bristles”. From the front leg to the back leg, such as “backward monkey”, “turning the diamond Kong”. Changing the bow leg from left to right, such as “lazy clothes” and “skimming”. From right to left, bow legs should be changed, such as “single whip” and “left stroke”. With one leg as axis, strong ones: “white crane and bright wings”, “step seven stars”, “elbow bottom watching beat” and so on. Cross step type of fighting, such as “cloud hand”, “left and right feet” and so on.

Change the stereotype and strength, move forward and change the strength of static steps. Virtual step can be changed into bow step. Horizontal stride is changed to step-by-step vigor, and “a place for punching” means that the stride should be flexible and the center of gravity should be flexible, so as to meet the requirements of actual combat skills.

5) Push hand and Steps

Chen Tai Chi Chuan has five nine of pushing hands. In order to meet the needs of the all-round development of Tai Chi , the third form of push hand should be replaced by the circle-drawing direction of upper limb pushhands,

Its practice: according to the third form of Chen-style Taijiquan out of the leg, party A out of the left leg, party B out of the right leg, both feet together or mutually set in the front arch leg heel. At the same time, the upper limbs are similar to those of the second pushing hands. The right hand is on the left elbow of the second party. Party B extends his left arm with his left hand with the left hand of the first party and his right hand on the left elbow to increase the force of his left arm. At the same time, relying on the right finger of Party A, Party B will step forward and push against each other while the other party turns around. At this time, Party A loosens the right crotch, using the method of Party B’s left arm, Party B takes the opportunity to circle around the right elbow of Party A, Party B’s right hand lead band, the left hand urges the elbow, the body immediately to the right, loosening the waist and hip at the same time, Party A’s front bow left leg, upper limb right arm squeezed against Party B. Party B takes the opportunity to loosen the left crotch, according to the right arm of Party A, Party A takes the opportunity to slide down the round wrapped wire, supporting Party B’s right elbow, the left hand lead into the original situation. Repeat practice, move step and change posture, and finally practice the right and wrong habit of attack and strike.

In a word, Tai Chi skills are infinite, its lifelong training the combination of strength and softness means for the middle, the combination of theory and practice, strive for all the hard work, draw a circle out of the square for a long time to practice, natural sense of attack and defense.

 

 

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