“Reverse Reeling Forearm (倒卷肱)”is a technique to entangle the opponent punch with your hand to draw back, and hit back to their face with your palm hand.
“Playing the Lute (手揮琵琶)” is one of Taijiquan joint lock techniques.
Let me explain about it.
“Brush Knee and Twist Step (搂膝拗步)” is useful in street combat.
It is a technique to go counterattack suddenly while in the situation of defending the opponent continuous attacks.
“Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg (金鶏独立)” attacks the lower body with the foot at the same time of attacking the opponent face with the same sided hand.
Although I used the word of “same time”, there is a time lag. The hand is the first attacking that draws their intention, and the foot attacking is following, but it is the main.
The single whip basically attacks on the face. But, a “Low single whip (単鞭下勢)” is a technique to hit the palm like a whip, aiming at the groin.
Let’s explain the usage. You are taking a left leading stance (See Photo 1 below).
The opponent strikes the right fist to your face in the order of the right shoulder and the right leg forward. With deflecting their right hand with your right hand, you are stepping to the left side (See Photo 2 below).
“Like Sealing Like Closing (如封似閉)” describes a guard posture to freeze the opponent movement with keeping the distance.
In Chen-style Taijiquan, it is called “Six Sealing Four Closing (六封四閉)”.
As a result of the battle by hand tangling techniques, open the both arms of the opponent and enter into inside the guard, paste the both open-palms on the chest. It is the moment when a chill runs down their spine.
“Strike to ears with both fists (双峰貫耳)” is a technique of kicking in the crotch and then, striking to the both ears with both fists.
Let me explain how to use this technique. An expected situation is that the enemy tries to make a tackle on you to hold your waist. Continue reading “Strike To Ears With Both Fists”
“Single whip (単鞭)” is a technique to let a hand fly like a whip, and smash on the opponent’s face with the open-palm.
It is named because that the left hand is controlled with the right hand just like one long single whip. Continue reading “Single Whip”
“White crane spreads its wings (白鶴亮翅)” is a technique to open the opponent’s body and enter into an attackable position.
The posture succeeded in entering the attackable position (see photo) may be resembled to the gesture that the white crane spreads its wings. The name comes from this. What an elegant naming for a martial art. Continue reading “White Crane Spreads Its Wings”
Beginning (起勢) is the first movement when playing the simplified 24-form taijiquan (太極拳). First of all I should say that it is not a fighting technique.
Placing internal energy (気) in the body center, letting the back free, making the mind (意) to penetrate to the head top, which help you to become united with the surrounding space. Stretch your fingertips downwards and inject internal energy (気) into your fingertips. See the top photo. Continue reading “Taijiquan Beginning”