Half step/follow-up in taijiquan

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Re: Half step/follow-up in taijiquan

Postby robert on Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:02 am

Rhen wrote:also for Robert, the half step/follow-up step is the one here as mentioned earlier in the thread:

at 2:11, but the better one is at 3:30 where there is a step up, then push.

The one at 2:11 looks closer to a chicken step to me.
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Re: Half step/follow-up in taijiquan

Postby wayne hansen on Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:34 pm

It is not only how close the back foot stays to the ground
It is the whole internal muscle to muscle relationship of the back leg
Just doing the slow form with a few independent snappy arm actions and the occasional jump does not make it a fast form
When we talk about older lineages it would be good to see an example to understand what differs
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Re: Half step/follow-up in taijiquan

Postby allen2saint on Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:28 pm

“This area is not "relaxed" and instead you use it in a highly active and conscious manner. He says that you can imagine a pair of scissors. The power comes from the inside where the two blades start do divide. This area is what cuts the paper, not and not the tips.”

Can’t shake the feeling that I’ve stumbled onto some CIMA gold with this.
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