Finding and using the sweet spots: Spacing between the upper arm and the body in single whip .


keep your posture open
Stillness overcoming movement

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 in the single whip Posture from the middle frame form. The different frames utilize different internal circles that manifest as external circles. When body parts are in their correct places they have the most functional strength . The principle of “know yourself to know others and in 10,000 battles you will be successful” is expressed with the following example. When one understands where one’s body is strong , they also conversely understand when they are weak. This knowledge can be used positively or negatively in accordance with the principles of Yin and Yang . Energy flows freely when the joints are open. There is no need for strength when one is in a good posture. This knowledge can also be extrapolated and used in combat.

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