Author Topic: Tai Chi, Fajing, Power, and Strength  (Read 3860 times)

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June 27, 2010, 02:23:00 PM
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The issue of Tai chi and strength has confused a lot of people. Very few people know anything about Tai Chi power training.

Most people learn some forms, and see some techniques, but they have never gotten any methods for developing power and strength in Tai Chi. This has lead most people to first of all, think that such training does not exist in the martial art of Tai Chi. Secondly, this leads a lot of people to believe that, well, you don't need strength or power in Tai Chi.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a lie in martial arts that you don't have to be strong.

Here is an excellent video with an authentic grandmaster on Tai Chi power training methods. Shown is reverse breathing power generation methods, utilizing forward and reverse reeling, double handed and single handed. It is utilizing plucking, grasping with fingers, as well as drawing energy into and redirecting energy off the center on the inhale, with pressing down, pushing forward and back, penging out, jumping up, stamping down, and shaking with Fajing or power release on the exhale.  

Equipment training revealed includes Tai Chi ruler traiining, Tai Chi Bazooka training, Long pole shaking, Tai Chi weight training, Tai Chi Ball training, Tai chi Heavy Bag, a bottom heavy device that is turned like a wheel, and others-
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