Thread: Soft power
11/28/2005 8:55pm, #21Originally Posted by Peter H.
Good example of yield and redirect. . .
in the midst of your redirect, as you complete the retract,
you could advance back to the start place,
and make the takedown a sharper angle,
using less of your own energy,
and more of his. . .
let it flow together.
11/29/2005 12:11pm, #22
Originally Posted by MrMcFu"Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
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11/29/2005 12:36pm, #23
Originally Posted by Peter H.
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11/29/2005 12:40pm, #24
I have trouble understand why softness would be discribed as a power/force/jing.
Can anyone explain?
Originally Posted by Stickx
11/29/2005 12:51pm, #25
11/29/2005 6:54pm, #26
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This sounds like very basic tai ji theory, though it does sound like you are experienced with push hands.
The way jing and softness are related is that you have to be relaxed to have good jing. Most fighters know that when punching, you should relax your arm until the last moment in order to prevent hyperextending your elbow. A lot of the power comes from the hips and shoulders. In my experience, this is the most difficult thing for people to learn.
11/29/2005 7:13pm, #27Originally Posted by Peter H.
I was just watching CourtTV, and thought it would be cool if someone
bitchslapped that lying wife. . .that 'suplex' woulda looked hella cool!!
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in the subway. . .the mall at Xmas. . .or, at crispycreme!
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wave has the power to wipe all signs of life from the face of the planet. A
firehose will push a small car.
11/29/2005 7:14pm, #28Originally Posted by Ronin
11/29/2005 7:48pm, #29Originally Posted by Ronin
11/29/2005 7:51pm, #30
Liokault & Jekyll: serious question. What should I read to understand all this special tai chi language that people on the internet use like 'peng' and soforth ?
I never understand a fucking word other Tai Chi practitioners are saying, not even the sensible ones talking about using it for fighting on a site like Bullshido.