Horse Patrol Stands High

太極拳 高探馬 太极拳 高探马
Taijiquan Horse Patrol Stands High 1

“Horse patrol stands high (高探馬)” is a technique to hit down with your right hand, with controlling the opponent with your left hand.

This technique itself is not special, very simple as many martial arts have this technique. But, it might be different in the point of view how to use the power of the backbone.

Let me explain.

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Heel Kick

太極拳 蹬脚 太极拳
Taijiquan Heel Kick 1

Heel Kick (蹬脚)

Generally speaking, people who are doing Taijiquan seem to be not good at kicking.  I often see the kick that the direction of power is not focused when kicking with a toe or with a heel.

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Step Forward Parry Block and Punch

太極拳 進步搬攔捶 太极拳
Taijiquan Step Forward Parry Block and Punch 2

Taijiquan warriors mainly use a palm to give the shock to the brain during fighting. However, there is also a technique of the fist attack that breaks bones.


“Step Forward Parry block and Punch (進步搬攔捶)” is a technique to throw the punch toward the center of the chest while blocking the opponent’s guard hand.


The chest plate is covered with thick muscles so that there is an image that it would be difficult to give the damage on it with punches.

However, there is no muscle in the center of the chest, you can attack the bone directly.


Let’s explain the details of the technique.

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