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In my experience: Control the elbows This can be done to spin an attacker around and grip them by the throat with the other hand controlling base of the spine, either gently or to crush the windpipe, but can also be used to initiate a chokehold. Many practitioners are sloppy about sinking the elbows, and thus trivially unbalanced in fixed-foot pushing. ...


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Fixed step flows into moving step and moving step into free sparring. Chen Village competitions are displaying the free sparring wrestling aspect which has always been the objective. Even other martial arts such as Judo, Shuai Jiao and Sambo have similar principles such as staying relaxed, transferring weight and regulating force with the waist, breathing ...


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Grasp Sparrows Tail/Push Hands: "is like two man sawing", four postures going back and forth, round and round at four ounces. Push is neutralized by Rollback, Press is neutralized by Ward Off. Listening for changes to that four ounce touch in oder to appply TiFang. Five Principles of Competition Push Hands: Not really Push Hands as it uses speed and ...


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This question definitely comes mc-dojo side of taichi. Look at Yang Family description of Yang Shou Hao: "He developed a form that was high with small movements done in a sometimes slow and sometimes sudden manner. His releasing of energy (fajin) was hard and crisp, accompanied with sudden sounds. The spirit from his eyes would shoot out in all directions, ...


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