I was thinking about something recently and thought I'd ask around to see what others think. Given that taiji normally advocates proper posture and never meeting force with force, would a wrestler's sprawl violate these principles?
Also, would throws wherein one bends sharply at the waist, such as a low double leg or an ankle pick, violate taiji's general "rules" of posture/root?
In the case of the sprawl, it doesn't go 'force on force' the opponent shoots for your legs- you let him go where he's trying to go. But you sprawl your weight on top of him. Keeping your hips and shoulders aligned and chest lifted/back straight places your body weight on the opponent- at that point he has little choice but to fight against your force. (which helps your game).
All throws are easier if you follow Tai Ji Quan principles- Shoulders and hips aligned, chest lifted, no force on force, back straight etc.