Repetition is the way we acquire understanding of all tai chi techniques, it is calming, energising, and informative to repeat a movement, or sequense many times...
In the Wudang/PTCCI system, techniques are learned square for structure, and then round, to develop flow. Learning to practice the various applications of a technique against a variety of attack scenarios can then raise the game, as does gradualy increasing non-compliance in the attacker.
Parry and punch is a fundamental technique of Tai Chi Chuan. As with every technique, it requires rotation of the waist to produce movement in the upper limbs, focus, timing, and coordinated breath. with whole body force behind both the Parries, and the punch.
Follow along with these students from the Trowse group, as they accompany Gloria through solo practice of Parry and Punch.. Some are performing standard version,, some varying the technique..
Instructions for 'Square form' Parry and punch.
Start from Wu Chi posture:
1 Transfer the weight to the right leg, empty step forward with the left leg so the heel rests on the ground (left seven stars)
2 Turn waist to the right bringing hands to right hip (2a) make a right fist, transfer weight forward to left leg throwing both hands forward in an arc (2b)
3 Transfer weight to right leg, drawing the right fist back to the right hip
1 Turn the waist to the right (left arm parries high)
2 Turn the waist to the left (left arm parries low)
3 Turn the waist back to the centre throwing left arm forward in a horizontal circle, transfer weight to the left leg and punch under the left arm with the right at chest height..
For Round form:
As above but continuous, and separate the hands (Chop/clear, hammer fist, highparry, low parry, catch or divert, punch). .
In the video below some aere performing square, some round, some variations.
Traditional Tai Chi
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