Thursday, May 19, 2022

Keep calm, do Tai Chi

 



๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ, ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐จ๐?

(ใฃ◔◡◔)ใฃ Well, Classical Tai Chi is "movement" not "exercise" but its gentleness will work to lift your mood very well, and be very good for your

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One of these photos is external movement while angry, not a good idea because Newton's 3rd law applies in "Spades" and "Clubs" read "links" below. One of these photos is "internal discipline", Newton's 3rd law applies to legs too, yet it will only apply while angry as "Hearts" and "Diamonds".
Move faster, heavier, and angrier we move the more force is required into the ground, Newton’s 3rd law is, therefore, more force back up into our body.


3.) https://www.scientificamerican.com/.../to-walk-you-have.../ Why "external" walking is "controlled falling"

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tai Chi, Age and Stoop

 

Synonyms for "Stoop"  โ„‚๐•๐•’๐•ค๐•ค๐•š๐•”๐•’๐• ๐•‹๐•’๐•š โ„‚๐•™๐•š ๐•Ž๐•š๐•ค๐•– ๐•ค๐•’๐•ช๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•œ ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ง๐•š๐••๐•–๐•ค ๐Ÿš๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ™ ๐•Š๐•ช๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ช๐•ž๐•ค ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ❞๐•Š๐•ฅ๐• ๐• ๐•ก๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜❞ ๐•จ๐•™๐•š๐•”๐•™ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•’๐•๐•ค๐•  ๐•’ ๐•™๐•’๐•๐•๐•ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐• ๐•— ๐• ๐•๐••-๐•’๐•˜๐•– ๐•“๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ❞๐”พ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ค๐•ก ๐”น๐•š๐•ฃ๐••❜๐•ค ๐•‹๐•’๐•š๐•❞ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ฅ ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ž❕





Classical Tai Chi Master Hua Jiping, Ph.D.: "As we age we tend to originate more and more of our movement from our arms and legs, and less movement from our torso. The torso becomes weak, stiff, and ultimately atrophies, causing the problems we associate with aging. Originate power from the torso, develop waist, back muscles and avoid back problems, stimulating blood flow in the torso, the home of internal organs." Classical Tai Chi Sifu Jim Roach research from Medline: "With aging, the middle of the body (torso, core, trunk) becomes shorter as the disks gradually lose fluid and become thinner...This makes the arms and legs look longer when compared with the shortened trunk. The joints become stiffer and less flexible. Fluid in the joints may decrease. As early as your thirties, age-related muscle loss, known scientifically as sarcopenia, can mean you lose muscle mass at a rate of 3-5 percent each decade. Of particular concern are those muscles in your torso, which are primarily responsible for keeping you in an upright position. A reduction in their ability to maintain your posture can make you look stooped and hence shorter."

Friday, May 6, 2022

Seeing Truth is a gift




 Seeing Truth is a gift


JR said: See the comments for this video on Youtube: As you say, it is indeed a gift to see the truth; thank you, Master Hwa. Other than consistently saying versions of "...my teacher doesn't do it that way...", what do the naysayers have to offer in a rationale? Before this, I did nothing but rounded Square Forms from 1976 to 2003. Those were truly

" ...executed to its fullest extent and precision, while consecutive moves are executed smoothly, without any abrupt start-stops or interruptions...". The attention from teachers to such detail of correctness, aka wishful thinking "...fullest extent and precision...", was lacking. The more "robotic" with Square Form, the better because those robotic-looking movements are "stops" where the practitioner can check and correct. In some classes, particularly some large classes, there will be no "check and corrects" coming from the teacher, which is what Master Hwa refers to as "sloppy postures"

Liked on YouTube: Classical Wu Tai Chi Silk Reeling "Folding" (Half Body Movement)

Classical Wu Tai Chi Silk Reeling "Folding" (Half Body Movement)
A 2011 Workshop by Stephen Hwa, student of Grandmaster Young Wabu, student of Great Grandmaster Wu Chien Chuan. The subject is "Hand follows the foot, elbow follows the knee, shoulder follows the hip". How to not only do the silk reeling movement correctly but still keep each side of the body alignment intact. Please consult the transcript (small square icon that looks like paper above this) for additional information. For further details see: https://ift.tt/3fj20Jb In Chinese: https://ift.tt/ygHj5Xc
via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DGu_0xcz48

Liked on YouTube: How to Learn Internal Discipline of Small Circle Tai Chi

How to Learn Internal Discipline of Small Circle Tai Chi
Traditional method of teaching and current method of teaching which I am using. https://ift.tt/l7a8SKI For more info https://ift.tt/giQfDkE Classical Small Frame (Circle) Tai Chi Form has many dimensions. These Youtube videos try to show some facets of it: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF SMALL FRAME TAI CHI: Small vs Large Circle Tai Chi Forms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPfi2ImZrss&t=3s Tension and Relaxation -Insight Into Small Circle (Frame) Tai Chi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6xubR83gI INTERNAL DISCIPLINE IN SMALL FRAME TAI CHI: Internal Discipline in Classical Tai Chi-Master Stephen Hwa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIcstWYHW5w&t=206s Qi & Internal Energy in Classical Tai Chi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6cFKvr3nyo Classical Tai Chi Walking Exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Oxx12QRNY Examples of Martial Arts Fighting Applications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZzleh-jxgk Learning Push Hand Fundamentals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NORbRqOPxPs Fajin (Fajing) in Tai Chi, Part I, Unique Characteristics of Fajin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36fCcCxrwAE&t=227s Fajin (Fajing) in Tai Chi, Part II, Training in Fajin to Enjoy Robust Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmkyMgWb7M4&t=279s IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT POSTURE ON HEALTH: Tai Chi Forward Lean Posture & Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QHPErjhs8 Tai Chi Exercises for Lower Back Pain. Improve Your Spine & Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72OGPbcIlcQ How to Protect Your Knee during Tai Chi Practice or Other Physical Activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMp3tJqyQTM LEARNING PROCESS: Classical Wu Style Tai Chi Square and Round Form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cMyhD1-8YM Importance of Martial Art Intent in Tai Chi Form Practice https://youtu.be/mZSbG5jkn6w Pair Tai Chi Left-Right Hand Player in Mirroring Position: https://youtu.be/sRf1zsdJUaU How to Learn Internal Discipline of Small Circle Tai Chi https://youtu.be/5Zxxeyrt-FI APPLICATION OF INTERNAL DISCIPLINE IN SPORTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qygZydgwJXM
via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zxxeyrt-FI

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Correcting for sloppy posture

 



Correct Sloppy Postures Square Form

See the comments for this video on Youtube:  As you say, it is indeed a gift to see the truth; thank you, Master Hwa. Other than consistently saying versions of "...my teacher doesn't do it that way...", what do the naysayers have to offer in a rationale? Before this, I did nothing but rounded Square Forms from 1976 to 2003. Those were truly " ...executed to its fullest extent and precision, while consecutive moves are executed smoothly, without any abrupt start-stops or interruptions...". The attention from teachers to such detail of correctness, aka wishful thinking "...fullest extent and precision...", was lacking. The more "robotic" with Square Form, the better because those robotic-looking movements are "stops" where the practitioner can check and correct. In some classes, particularly some large classes, there will be no "check and corrects" coming from the teacher, what Master Hwa refers to as "sloppy postures" 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Which Fajin "Breaks the laws of Physics"?


 Someone on YouTube saw this and said “Fajin broke the law of Physics” Which Fajin? The term "Fajin" is as ubiquitous in martial arts as "Chopsocky" is in TV and Movies. There is a first mentioned "ordinary" Fajin with tensed muscles and rebound because of sustained tension like a hammer in the striking limb. Then there is "non-ordinary" Fajin with a perennial relaxed body and muscles. That Fajin has the force of a whip-like wave with a "Newton can't be wrong" but seemingly in name only rebound force. Yet surprisingly because of its wave-like nature, it shows no rebound force whatsoever. So which one violated and broke it or was it really violated and broken at all? There is what Master Hwa called “Ordinary Force” and what I call "Non-Ordinary" Force. That Non-Ordinary Force is not "external" and is a skill to be learned via the internal disciplined movement of the Torso. The comment at this point might be, "but what if I take a large step forward and tilt my body forward punching Tom?" Of course, you won't careen back because the "Reaction Force" is absorbed by the back foot...but your force is still "external and ordinary". The conundrum is how to take a LEARNABLE "SMALL" step (small frame, small circle), tilt the body forward, or even stand perpendicular like Master Hwa in this photo...and not careen back from "reaction force". He used the "non-ordinary" force."

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The muscles you don't know


 Yi dao qi dao qi dao shen dong ๆ„ๅˆฐๆฐ”ๅˆฐๆฐ”ๅˆฐ่บซๅŠจ but first ่ƒฝ้‡่ทฏๅพ„ Nรฉngliร ng lรนjรฌn. That means I would first add "energy path," which is the difference between Classical Tai Chi and other Tai Chi. So the older gentleman waved his hands in the air, shaking his head, and yelled, "I already know how to walk," as he left our Tai Chi class with the same shuffling steps. His actions are just the iceberg tip. That is the public attitude in learning Neijin via "internal discipline ." Our body looks for the easy neuromuscular actions for using its muscles. Those actions can cause bodily harm to ourselves. You have to lift your very young child off the floor. You bend at the waist and lean forward and over. Is there anyone who can say the back muscles are not working reflexively to keep you from falling on your face? You have your child in your grip, yet their weight continues to pull, and you need more muscle to stay erect. So, whether old or young, those muscles are mainly used to keep you upright and not lift the child. Isn't it doubtful that any messages are getting through a priori to say that type of stance can harm your body? But the adage "use your legs, not your back" may occur to some people. To others, the back pain may cause them to use their legs next time.

So, you are in Karate class and throw a punch. From my experience and reports from others, the punch's force stops at the suction-laden ball and socket shoulders. The fist clenched tightly, tightening the forearm muscles and relinquishing any muscle help from the body. Giving credit where credit is due, your body can at least eventually learn how feeble and harmful the punch was.
The shuffling gentleman presumes he is in charge of it all, including the voluntary and involuntary nerves. He is mistaken, and he is not in order and is clueless with muscles. He is what the song calls, but he thinks, "I am the very model of a modern Major-General" in his motions. He can scratch his head and nose, but he is unaware of what lies between those commands and what moves the muscles to accomplish the scratching. Teaching is at the behest of this gap in all students. "Sensations"? What sensations of students can teachers count on to facilitate learning?"
Explained very well in Master Hwa's admonition to have "Yi" (intention), then you will have "Qi," but first establish an energy path from your "internal disciplined" practice of 1/4, 1/2, and upper/lower body movement. Then we can genuinely talk of command and control with awareness.
Yi dao qi dao qi dao shen dong ๆ„ๅˆฐๆฐ”ๅˆฐๆฐ”ๅˆฐ่บซๅŠจ but first ่ƒฝ้‡่ทฏๅพ„ Nรฉngliร ng lรนjรฌn, "energy path," is the difference between Classical Tai Chi and other Tai Chi.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Liked on YouTube: Tai Chi Applications

Tai Chi Applications
https://ift.tt/UlKiIRp Practical Tai Chi Chuan DK Tai Chi selfdefence
via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9ZsHZxty4

Friday, April 15, 2022

M.D. said "You did not talk about breath in Tai Chi"!

 

Grandmaster Young, Grandmaster Wu

"Why didn't you talk about how to breathe while doing Tai Chi" said the M.D. in my class. Can you imagine (of all things) the question "How do I breathe while doing Tai Chi" has to be frequently addressed by teachers? For something that really is natural, I have found that people have some pretty unnatural ideas about it. Master Hwa addressed this in explicit detail in his book "Uncovering the Treasure", but I found some information about how his "teacher's teacher" dealt with it. In so many words, old Tai Chi masters never had a doubt about the four words:
'The breathing is natural."

Wu Chien Chuan allegedly said: "While eating or drinking nobody thinks about the breathing. I also never heard, that somebody got harmed by eating or drinking. Let us suggest, that while eating and drinking you also have to think when you have to breathe in and out and how to use the qi. Then it would unavoidably become harmed. That is the easiest way to explain it." "Master Hwa has frequently addressed the perennial “How do I breathe”? What is more puzzling is that question from students of mine who have knowledge of anatomy and even kinesthesiology. Do those studies not demonstrate the incredible interdependence of the systems of the human body? How can anything happen to any part of it without echoing through the entire body?
When I teach CTC walking my students touch a wall with just one finger. It sends correct messages of good structure to the brain. In essence, one might say it balances the bones. If the bones are not balanced, muscles are used to compensate.
But isn’t breathing also a muscular activity? Then it stands to reason it suffers when the necessary muscles cannot be used fully because they are straining to make up for the structural imbalance. So how will you watch and control your breathing as you do a complicated or rapid move you have no skill with? In light of that, how will you breathe fully or deeply? Remember “interdependence”? In turn, when you cannot breathe deeply the muscles cannot relax because they do not receive sufficient oxygen. What happens to the relaxation CTC is noted for? And the tension in the muscles constricts the blood vessels so the capacity of the circulatory system is seriously diminished. What happens to health benefits? And on it goes.