Feb 2, 2011

Yang Taijiquan Combat Applications

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Yang Taijiquan (Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan) is widely practiced as a health exercise. The forms are usually done slowly leading many to wonder how this art could have martial origins and whether it can really be used in combat.

In this clip Dr Yang Jwing-Ming demonstrates Yang Taijiquan applications with several examples of coiling, harking back to the legend that Taijiquan was inspired by a duel between a snake and a white crane. Dr Yang is not related to family of the founder of Yang Taijiquan, Yang Lu Chan.

Applications alone are insufficient to upgrade common Taijiquan to combat Taijiquan, other essential ingredients include speed, power, stances, body structure, breathing, proper tutelage, and last but not least, ardous training.

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