Silk Reeling pt 10 – ” I am the axle, you are the wheel”


Silk Reeling pt 10 – ” I am the axle, you are the wheel”
One of the beautiful things about Silk Reeling is that my movements are small relative to my opponents. When your movements are smaller you can correct them quickly. As people begin to get trapped , they tend to make larger and larger corrections. These corrections have momentum that can be followed and added to. The beauty of being the center is that your movements are minimal relative to your opponents. The Tai Chi Boxing Chronicle gives the following mathematical example : ” Picture a wheel 3 feet in diameter and an axle of 1 foot. If the axle turns 45° the result is a movement of 1.177 feet on the outer rim of the wheel but on the axle itself the result is 3.92 inches, a ratio of 3 to 1 so use the centerpoint instead of the outside” BP Chan used to say ” Pa Kua Chang he walks around the center. Hsing I Chuan cuts through the center. In Tai Chi chuan , I am the center”

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