Question About Taiji Principles

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   By Sugarshrimp on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 07:36 pm: Edit Post


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?


   By Shane on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 01:01 am: Edit Post

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.


   By Bob #2 on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 05:05 am: Edit Post

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