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How is the force of a punch generated?

There are various methods to obtain force in martial arts, but they can be summarized into three main types: static force, dynamic force, and a combination of both static and dynamic force. For example, Muay Thai and boxing belong to the dynamic force type, while Tai Chi, Xingyi Quan, and Baguazhang belong to the static force type and the combination of static and dynamic force. Of course, the distinction between dynamic and static force is not absolute; it simply refers to the emphasis on either dynamic or static aspects in the pursuit of force, resulting in distinct training styles and technical characteristics.

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The Essentials of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan explained by Tai Chi Master Wang Yongquan

The fundamental characteristics of Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan are natural, gentle, and graceful, making the practitioner feel comfortable during the movements. When practicing Tai Chi, one should focus on demonstrating the features of relaxation, stability, slowness, and evenness. On this basis, gradually learn to use internal energy, achieving a state of relaxation, expansiveness, connectivity, and emptiness.

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Interview of The renowned master of Choi Lee Fat – Qu Hanquan.

Qu Hanquan, a highly skilled modern martial arts master, was born in Guangzhou in 1917, with ancestral roots in Yunfu. He lost his parents at a young age and began learning Cai Li Fo Quan (Cai Li Fo Fist) and Hong Quan under the tutelage of the martial arts teacher Fang Yushu at the age of 12. With his bright and diligent mind, he excelled in his studies and obtained the authentic teachings of Fang Yushu. He also studied traditional Chinese medicine and traditional bone-setting techniques.           In 1932, he opened a martial arts school in his ancestral home left by his father in Guangzhou and invited Chen Yaochi, a third-generation heir of Cai Li Fo Quan, to teach there, embarking on the path of imparting martial arts. In 1937, Qu Hanquan invested in his hometown to establish the "Chengxi Quan Yitang Martial Arts Society," which integrated a martial arts school, a medical clinic, and a charity hall. Apart from teaching martial arts, the society also provided free medical treatment for the local community.

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