Correct alignment – crown of head & perineum in straight line
Archives for April 2009
Here is a clip of the late Master Cheng Tin-hung in his younger days. I met him in 1989 when he organised Tai Chi workshops here in Melbourne Australia. Dan Dockerty, his then senior student ran the workshops I attended. I certainly learnt a lot. One of the exercises we did was freestyle push hands, the winner stayed in.
I did well in these contests until Dan walked up and invited me to push hands with him. In a matter of a few seconds I flew past his shoulder. That experience certainly gave meaning to the quote ‘invest in loss.’
“Opening scene of ‘The Shadow Boxer’ (Shaw Brothers). The late tai chi chuan grandmaster Cheng Tin-hung (1930-2005) skillfully demonstrates a number of fighting applications” – the Chinese Boxing Club
If you press the arrow on the bottom of this clip (then press the little screen above it) you will find several smaller clips on Tai Chi.
REQUIEM FOR A TAI CHI BODYGUARD
by Dan Dockerty
Tai Chi Breathing – smooth, slow and deep.
Stances – Avoid rolling your hips forward.
Centred – After learning your forms, focus on your tan tien (centre) and not on your arms or legs.