Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tai Chi Chuan: Parting Wild Horses Mane vs. Cloud Hands
Dave at Formosa Neijia asked the other day if we were taking pieces of the 88-movement San Shou form and using them something like one-step sparring drills. Here is such an example; it's "parting wild horses mane" vs. "wave hands like clouds". This is directly out of the San Shou form and is run either as a one-step self-defense technique or as a form done in a repeating loop. The loop allows us to concentrate on form and footwork, and the unified movement necessary in partner training.
There are many other interpetations of both movements, we just show a couple of obvious self-defense applications in the beginning.