Yang Style Question

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Re: Yang Style Question

Postby mfinn on Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am

My teacher, Yu Cheng-Hsiang, always said, "The top matches the bottom."
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Re: Yang Style Question

Postby cgtomash on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:36 am

mfinn wrote:My teacher, Yu Cheng-Hsiang, always said, "The top matches the bottom."
:)

Yang Cheng Fu's point #7 of his 10 important principles for Tai Chi Chuan...

- Coordination of the upper and lower parts.
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Re: Yang Style Question

Postby johnwang on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:17 pm

cgtomash wrote:
mfinn wrote:My teacher, Yu Cheng-Hsiang, always said, "The top matches the bottom."
:)

Yang Cheng Fu's point #7 of his 10 important principles for Tai Chi Chuan...

- Coordination of the upper and lower parts.

IMO, that's not in enough detail. Which part of the upper body coordinate with which part of the lower body?

Should hand coordinate with foot, or should hand coordinate with knee?
I'm still allergy to "push".
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Re: Yang Style Question

Postby cgtomash on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:41 pm

johnwang wrote:
cgtomash wrote:
mfinn wrote:My teacher, Yu Cheng-Hsiang, always said, "The top matches the bottom."
:)

Yang Cheng Fu's point #7 of his 10 important principles for Tai Chi Chuan...

- Coordination of the upper and lower parts.

IMO, that's not in enough detail. Which part of the upper body coordinate with which part of the lower body?

Should hand coordinate with foot, or should hand coordinate with knee?


You could start with the 6 harmonies... hands/feet, knees/elbows, hips/shoulders. Coordinate the upper and lower can also be thought of as harmonizing or balancing the upper and lower. So harmonizing or balancing the feet with the hands, the knees with the elbows, and the hips with the shoulder.

Also, if you change/move something in your upper body, you need to make adjustments in the lower body to keep the body balanced (or vice versa). As well, if your upper body is rounded shape, so should your legs match (part of 5 bows), or if legs lower wider stance, then arms should be held out farther... and legs shorter higher stance, then arms should be held closer in.

These are just some of the basic things to look at when "coordinating the upper and lower".
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