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October 8 2007 at 6:12 PM
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pete landini  (Login pete_l)
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Response to Tai chi push hands

 

under good instruction, tai chi chuan will compliment kenpo, with base and sensitivity (as you said)... plus, balance, fluidity, and mobility as well.

after a while, one of the biggest benefits is its way of developing martial intent within calm awareness... kind of the black dot / white dot focus thing. teaches you restraint and patience, not to anticipate or react, within spontaneous situations. teaches you to keep yourself in the here-and-now, first in solo exercises, forms, then in push hands up through sparring (what can be more here-and-now than a fist coming at your head?)

the logical progression of the push hands (which that first youtube video is very good) is from cooperative to non-cooperative. first through uprooting, then locking, and finally with controlled striking. you move from fixed stance, to linear, to circular, to free form mobility as well.

check out my website: http://www.silkwindstudio.com

gotta get some vids up one of these days....

pete.




    
This message has been edited by pete_l from IP address 24.45.197.163 on Oct 8, 2007 6:14 PM


 
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