Sun Applications

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   By rodolfo hagberg on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:32 am: Edit Post

thank you

   By rodolfo hagberg on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:34 am: Edit Post

thank you

   By Mike Hale on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 01:16 pm: Edit Post


What other applications might apply for Single Whip and Open/close in Sun Style Taiji?

   By Karl-Heinz on Monday, March 26, 2007 - 10:36 pm: Edit Post

if your opponent attacks you with his right hand, right leg forward, you deflect (cut) the outside of his hand with the back of your right hand. Then you turn your hand and grab his hand. Then you step behind him very close with your left leg. You wrap around your left arm around his neck and place the back of your left hand on the right side of his face. Then you open the arms to the whip. He will fall over your left leg. Be careful with the neck.

   By rodolfo hagberg on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 09:43 am: Edit Post

application for cloud hands please

   By Karl-Heinz on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 02:57 pm: Edit Post

A simple one.

You opponent grabs with his right arm around your left waist. You "lean" with the inner elbow of your left arm against the elbow (outside) of his right arm. The you turn your waist and hold the structure of your left arm. This breaks his ellbow.

   By Jake Burroughs on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 05:06 pm: Edit Post

Why would he grab my waist with one arm?

   By Bob #2 on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 05:22 pm: Edit Post

... to quickly undo your button-fly jeans?

   By Tim on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 07:00 pm: Edit Post

Cloud Hands in its most basic form is used to pummel upward inside an opponent's arms for inside control (the fighter with inside grips on an opponent's biceps or shoulders has the dominate leverage).

The move is also used to "enter" into an opponent (the sideways stepping method in Cloud Hands is literally called the "entering step") as an attack with a backhand motion. If an opponent blocks, you continue the upward motion with the other arm to clear the opponent's defenses and continue the attack.

One other application is to come from below the opponent's arm and push his head/face backward for a throw (similar to the forehead "mopping" of Shuai Jiao).

   By Jake Burroughs on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 08:13 pm: Edit Post

Bob #2
Only for you big guy, no one else!

   By Bob #2 on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 11:17 pm: Edit Post

nah, my fly takes both hands.

speaking of hands- isn't the Tai Ji Chuan movement actually called 'Clown Hands'?

I noticed Tim didn't correct Rodolfo's mistake- so I'm wondering if I may have it wrong after all these years... I mean, the movement is similar to clown/mime movements, isn't it... I mean, really, right?

Learnin' from you.

   By Tai Chi BOB on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 11:59 pm: Edit Post

Master Auguste Whiteface taught Beginning Juggling & Balancing in the Tramp/Hobo form with the use of the Clown Hands postures.
His best students Bubbles and Candy put these skills to good use in a clown town strip mall twisting balloons and turning magic clown tricks.

   By rodolfo hagberg on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 09:22 pm: Edit Post

in Fair Lady Works the Shuttles when you turn towards your rear and pivot on the front heel, is that movement used the same way tenkan is used in judo

   By Harry Milner on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 10:28 pm: Edit Post

To use a metaphor about Tenkan:
Here's the metaphor. If you resist when someone attacks you (physically or verbally), that person feels more stable. (If someone shouts at you and you shout back, that person feels he's accomplished something, because now you're upset, too.) But if you turn to look at things the way your attacker sees them, the power of his attack is diminished. (Someone shouts at you, you say, "Hey, you may have a point," he no longer feels as much like fighting.)
This is not to say that Tenkan is a weak, submissive kind of feeling. The feeling of Tenkan is relaxed and strong throughout, yet it diminishes the power of the attack. In this way the two are similiar. Harry

   By rodolfo hagberg on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 03:08 pm: Edit Post

Applications for wan gong she hu (pull the bow and shoot the tiger) and lou xi ao bu (brush the knee and step) if you got the time, thanks in advance

   By Tim on Thursday, September 06, 2007 - 12:19 pm: Edit Post

Wan Gong She Hu is a back heel trip takedown.

For the Brush Knee Twist Step, you lead your opponent's arm to his rear, then block behind his leg with your thigh as you push him over your leg to the rear for a takedown.

   By rodolfo hagberg on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 07:46 pm: Edit Post

an Application for zhuan shen ti jiao (turn the body and kick)please

   By Richard S. on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 12:47 am: Edit Post

Has anyone seen the new Sun Taijiquan DVD with Sun Anguang from Unique Publications? I just saw it in the ad for UP in the latest copy of IKF.

   By Mike Hale on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 12:00 am: Edit Post


It is on youtube in 3 sections 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6

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