Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Partner Exercise


In this segment, we’re going to work on that
same idea as we did in the last, using the six harmonies with an arm lock. But we’re
going to do it as a partner exercise, to not only learn how to do this movement, but if
done correctly with really nice intent, it’s actually a really great stretch and movement
exercise for each partner. And learning how to listen. So if Ray locks me up here, and
then I do my movement, I come around, and now I keep coming around, keep coming around,
I get him in the situation, then he pulls his hips under, comes around, gets me. I pull
my hips under, I rotate my hand, rotate my arms, stretching. Here is a good stretch for
him, right? I’m pulling his wrist up, pushing his elbow down, rotating his arm. Now if he
pulls his hips underneath him, rotates his hips and shoulder, then it’s good for his
body. And again, see this is actually a good stretch. If he has bad intent, he’s going
to pop my shoulder or break my elbow or my wrist, but now I’m feeling stretch in a way
that I normally wouldn’t get to feel. So now as I come up, I come around, he’s listening
to my movement, listening to my movement and he gets the same stretch. So it’s a really
great partner exercise that you can go back and forth with.

8 thoughts on “Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Partner Exercise

  1. do not underestimate the art of TAI CHI, the more you know about your ART. the more you become a NEGLIGENCE about other FORM OF MARTIAN ARTS

  2. YOur writer is a seventy-one eyar old man. I have been studying taiji for about five years at my senior center, and it si my view that taiji is really appropriate for persons over forty . Younger persons should study the harder arts such as Fujowpai or karate, or something similar. These ahrder arts contribute more to physical fitness than do the soft internal arts.

    W.

  3. @walter777777 Young people can train tai Chi just as well. It is absolutely ridiculous that you think this art is for over 40's. The conditioning in a real practical style of Tai Chi is just as demanding if not more demanding that the so called hard styles of Kung Fu. Your comment and view is ridiculous

  4. @TheZhongzheng
    This is just my humle opinion. Young persons being able to take more strain on the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons might do better practicing the harder arts such as I mentoined. I certainly would have been frustrated fifty-five years ago if I had been in the taiji class which I now attend, but I certainly cannot do the judo I did in those days (virtually the only oriental martial art available in 1956 Chicago).

  5. @TheZhongzheng If you look at the high rates of dropouts in most martial art schools you will realize that most people begind studying a martial art rather rapidly realize that it was not what they wanted and decide to look elsewhere. People might be well advised to figure out what they want before tehe commit to studying a martial art.

    w.

  6. @walter777777 well I agree there and I have seen many come and go. I offer a beginners course first so they can have a little look at some of the different aspects and see whether it suits them.I personally began Tai Chi as I found it far more demanding and far more effective than the kung Fu i was studying at the time. I was fairly young ! I'M ONLY 42 NOW. I have almost 20 years experience of Tai Chi (Wudang Style) (Cheng tin hung ). I know it as both a young mans art and an older mans art.

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