Friday, July 24, 2015

(5) Heaven and Earth are impartial

The Complete Tao Te Ching

Friday, July 10, 2015

Clear's T'ai Chi: Needle at Sea Bottom

I learned this complex movement as Old Man Finds Needle at Sea Bottom.  The thrust of Richard Clear's martial arts application is the sinking of the whole body (i.e. tan tien) in response to an attack.  No to sink with purpose and timing is merely to use arm strength, which can be overpowered by a stronger attacker.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clear's T'ai Chi: Brush Knee, Twist Step

Just as T'ai Chi movement as a whole is for health and meditation, so it is for martial arts.  Richard Clear applies Brush Knee, Twist Step, which has distinct, nearly simultaneous movement of arms and legs.  Applied at the speed of an attack, it draws on the energy and force of the attacker to repel him (e.g. Push with the right hand).

Monday, July 6, 2015

Chen Shiyu: Wudang Liang Yi Quan

The rhythm and expressions are more about fajing for Master Chen Shiyu, as he performs Wudang Liang Yi Quan.