Donnerstag, 19. Oktober 2017

Small Thought: About Pushhands

from Ma Jianglin, grandson of Wu Jianquan

The tradition of Tai Chi Chuan knows a lot of pushhands-techniques. One should train them all, to develop a great repertoire. If you train with a partner, it is important to change between the techniques all the time. This is often a problem for the students. They insist on one techniques and want to finish with it - without a reaction to the movements of the partner. The ability of changing between techniques is very important and is based on a lot of experience. The daily practice of pushhands is the best way here.

Foto: Ma Jianglin, Shanghai 1993

Montag, 16. Oktober 2017

Photo: Freya and Martin Boedicker

With the sabre in front of the gate -
open the window and look at the moon.

Push the spear into the crotch -
hit the head, and the tiger whips its tail.

The marvelous art of Tai Chi
does not just have the fist.

Samstag, 14. Oktober 2017

Photo: The Needle in the Pool

Day, water, sun, moon, night -
I do not have to purchase these things with money.

Titus Maccius Plautus

with Robert Rudniak

Donnerstag, 5. Oktober 2017