Jun 9, 2010

How To Be A Bouncer

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In this clip, Taiji Grandmaster Wang Yongquan demonstrates Fajin (Power Transmission) in a Qigong like feat. Though Fajin looks like the Empty Force shown two clips back, the underlying principles are said to be different. Whereas Empty Force tends towards the realm of energy, Fajin is grounded in highly refined bio mechanics. This skill is only attainable through deeply technical and detailed training. Here's what Grandmaster Wang has to say about practicing kung fu:
Many students of Taijiquan practice incorrectly - first learn the routine, and only after they are skilled at it they explore the principles; what they do not understand is that through this empty practice without principles their bodies already get used to the incorrect way of practice, stiff, inflexible, with physical strength.

Once the students want to explore the principles, the way they move (with stiff and inflexible strength) already becomes habitual and the problems are very difficult to get rid of; and although they practice correctly for a long time later, Internal Strength (Nei Jin) is out of their grasp and there is no way that they can reach deep understanding of high skill levels.
Note: The video is 4 minutes long, the last 2 minutes is repetitious.

Related Posts: Empty Force I. Empty Force II, Old Master Bounces Off Visitors. The Secrets of Taiji Soft Power

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