” Jin Comes from the sinews, not the bones” – Cheng Man Ching


” Jin Comes from the sinews, not the bones” – Cheng Man Ching
The following example has me explaining some ways to make Jin while practicing Horizontal Fishing from the Taiji Ruler System. When my arms are pulled , I allow my opponent to stretch my tissue and I open my joints to store the stretch. I Release the stretch and the accumulated potential energy by allowing my joints to close. This creates a pulling force that is the accumulation of a series of smaller pulling forces. Because all of these forces come from different origin points, it is difficult to set up a line of resistance against them. This creates a small irresistible type of force that I refer to as a “prybar”. I often use these types of energies to create momentum in my opponents body that I may add to via following. This is just one example of how we may make JIN in the body and release it outward. This can also be accomplished by compressing the tissue via receiving your partners force. All of this is done by being physically and mentally passive/yin.

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