Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Arm Lock Defense
In this segment I’m going to show you how
to use the six harmonies where the six joints and the body, how to defense against some
if somebody happens to get you into a arm lock. So, if Ray is here he has me locked
up, if you notice that he has me very tightly, here my body is off my center, if I try and
fight against him, I can’t do anything. But if I bring my hips underneath me, and turn,
I have no problem in defending him. And he was using some pretty good strength there.
So the idea is he’s pushing down, I don’t want to go against his forge. What I need
to do is not worry about this, but bring my hips underneath me. As soon as I did that,
already I’m in a better position. Because at least then I can walk away if I need to,
and then turn, and now I can come right back at him. But the main idea is number one thing,
get your, find your center. Find your center, and you do that by bringing your hips underneath
you. Not by trying to bring, that hurts when I do that. If I try and bring my shoulder
back it’s hurting my arm quite a bit. But if I bring my hips underneath me, I feel no
pressure on my arm. And then all I have to do is rotate, and I can get out of the situation.