Just finished practicing some fajin training on my punching bag in the garage.
Fajin translates to ‘issue or discharge power explosively’.
One of the postures I worked on was ‘As If Closing the Door’ posture. Particularly the final movement where the hands issue the power into the punching bag.
One of the ways to determine if the ‘discharge of power’ has been successful is that upon impact the bag should hardly move.
If the bag swings wildly after impact then it becomes just a push.
The other principles of Tai Chi of relaxtion, centred, focused etc., also need to be applied to be able to discharge power explosively.
I can now confidently say that if I’m ever attacked by a punching bag I can now defend myself!