Saturday, February 21, 2009

For The Yang Tai Chi Chuan Guys



I usually don't post this guy's stuff because it's so, well, "Commercial".
But he does offer good instruction on this complex set of movements at the very end of the Yang Tai Chi Chuan long form. This is a series of postures that always give beginners a lot of trouble, and there seems to be no concensus on exactly how "Draw The Bow" is performed. Here, Master Gohring clearly shows detail that has escaped me in over a dozen-years of form practice. Specificly, details on draw the bow and the lotus sweep.
This is a reminder that there is so much information encoded within the Internal Martial Art forms. No one posture is an end in itself, rather a link in a continously moving chain, with techniques within techniques...

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