Monthly Archives: August 2021


Wrapping the forearm in the posture ” Repulse the Monkey” from Yang Family Taijiquan. The action of coiling and wrapping the embracing palm against the opponents forearm helps to remove slack and defect the opponents posture. The concept of spiraling through the three zones of the forearm is something I […]

Wrapping the forearm in the posture ” Repulse the Monkey” ...


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Using coiling to make my opponent run head on into my strike The following example has me demonstrating several applications of the posture Pi Shen Chui from Yang Family Taijiquan. One aspect of using coiling in one’s movements is that you may reel a person into an oncoming strike creating […]

Using coiling to make my opponent run head on into ...


” let something sink” – BP Chan The following example has me intentionally defecting my external structure by bending over backwards and allowing Aaron to capture me in a defective position. If I try to muscle my way up into a vertical position, then the activation of my tendons will […]

” let something sink” – BP Chan



Sink my Chi to my foot to get under my opponent. The following example shows me demonstrating how , even if my posture is defective, I can get under my opponent by sinking my Chi to my foot. This causes my opponent to feel unstable as my power comes up […]

Sink my Chi to my foot to get under my ...


Releasing the joints in the posture “Beware the Fist Under the Elbow” The following example has me pointing out the ramifications of stiff or improperly placed joints in the posture ” Beware the Fist Under the Elbow”. A prior video had me discussing the shoulder/armpit joint spacing . The body […]

Releasing the joints in the posture “Beware the Fist ...


Finding and using the sweet spots: Spacing between the upper arm and the body in single whip . Yang Family Taijiquan has many variations of form from generation to generation as well as between brothers. The following example shows me explaining the spacing between the body in the upper arm […]

Finding and using the sweet spots: Spacing between the ...