Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tai Chi Chuan: Needle To Seabottom vs. Fan Through Back vs. Play Guitar

Here we are again experimenting with various combinations of Tai Chi Chuan techniques. This time we start with "needle to seabottom" as a joint lock. This is countered by "fan through back"- an unusual version. You really have to counter the joint lock before it is completely set or you are screwed. In this version, you drive the locked hand/wrist upward while pushing up on opponent's elbow/tricep. The opponent counters by moving off-line and locking the elbow in "play guitar/raise hands" (depending on which side is forward).
Once again, the idea is to flow and keep the continuity of the pattern.


Bob Patterson said...

Cool series! It's like moving chin na!

Maybe some day...


RS said...

hi, i was wondering if per chance you might be able to email me uchi deshi's email address. I was saddened to learn the blog became private, and I would like to request an invite.

Dojo Rat said...

Jeez Bob; You would have a lot of fun with this stuff--

I have sent Richard at Uchi Deshi a request for a public statement and/or e-mail release, I'm sure we will hear back from him soon.

Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

I'm always amazed to see you in action. (That was sincere). Like instructors that don't teach "what I read in a book", "never tried this one before, but is SHOULD work" or just plain B.S.

Drop me an email sometime. I'll even shoot you my "Business number", I'm cool I have business cards ;-)

But I've learned a truck load of stuff I think you like. Too bad you live so far away, I'd love to take you up on that beer.

Dojo Rat said...

Hey Piesch!
Where ya been?
I'll drop you an e-mail