Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Double Shirt Grab Defense


In this segment, we’re going to be showing
you an application, a possible application against the double shirt grab. Again, a tough
guy coming at you, using deflective and punch. So in this, we come up in the form, turn,
step down, bringing the hands downward, body downward, step through and punch. So if Ray
comes up and he’s a tough guy, giving me a hard time, so I turn, come down, step through
and punch. OK? So we do this slowly. It was so fast you can’t really see so much what’s
happening, is the first thing I need to do is turn. If I’m standing here trying to fight,
use just my arm is useful. First thing, turn my body. Look at what happened to his body
already. Then I turn my body again, and then bring him down. It’s a downward. Already he
is in trouble. So I can step through, punch, if I need to, depending on the situation.
But the whole idea, once again, comes from bringing the from source of the ground, turning
the waist, right? Guiding with the waist. So I bring it from the ground, guide with
my waist, from the ground, guide with my waist, and then sink, pull him down.

16 thoughts on “Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Double Shirt Grab Defense

  1. Tai Qi Chuan / Dai Ji is an actual martial art and you can normally find this to be a combatant art in Taiwan rather than in China.

    In Singapore , most of the Tai Qi Chuan is for health and benefit for the muscular and skeletal health and is not combatant at all.

    Taiwan still has original and oldest and most preserved martial traditions from Mainland China.

    China now focues more on Sanda , Shuai Ciao and Modern Arobatic Nonsensical Wushu

  2. @MDIS
    So far , the only ones that i had seen in Singapore – employing a more combatant Tai Chi Quan , was a Mantis Kungfu instructor right here in Singapore , though now he is only solely focusing on Tai Chi Quan.

  3. @MDIS hmmn I agree its hard to find good schools now.. I practice wu style taijiquan and I feel that its hard to practice true taijiquan with other aggressive styles, and the issue is that it takes years to master, compared to learning the hard styles that are more popular with younger people. Partly the reason why I didnt choose Nam Wah Pai. The focus is completely different.

  4. Never! A strong man can not be eliminated in this way. Knee in the groin or uppercut would be more effective. Furthermore, an attacker would never stand still, he has a goal: he wants to hurt you. If he feels any resistance of this kind, then it is too late for you.

  5. Interesting. Once done with speed and force I think this is pretty effective.
    If you slow it down the instructor attacks the partner's right wrist to break that grip at a point where it is not particularly strong, rather than his upper arm.
    Unless your attacker is a competitive power lifter this should loosen that hold.
    His momentum and torso twist is what breaks the left grip, which is loosened as soon as he twists to his left, and unbalances his attacker too and he comes back to face him.
    His right shoulder is also a good blocker for a quick follow-up grab or a punch. I think a good s barge from your left shoulder into the attacker would send him to the ground at speed if you wanted to get out of there quickly, too.

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