Singapore Tai Chi Chuan

Big & Low

Had some fun exploring the use of big frame with my student until he said that from now he would try doing big frame more.

I said its not a matter of big or small, just that the objective is to get the principles right. After that its just a choice of expressing the art using different frames.

I also showed him how the low stances can be trained in big frame. If he had been paying attention to what he had been practicing all along the transition to doing low stances would be easy.

However, I know he is still not doing this particular posture properly and hence unable to extract certain value from its practice. So when trying to do low stances he couldn’t go low without sticking his butt out.

We do our Yang 108 form in different ways rather than in a fixed manner. Different stages of learning demand that the form be practiced differently depending on the demands of learning. To do the form using big movements and low stances is just part of the process of learning. Ultimately, the application at that moment in time will dictate which frame and stance would be the most appropriate.

Now Windows Essentials updated. Back to trying to complete the videos for TaijiKinesis Vol 3.



Author: ZenMindSword

Mushin is a practitioner, researcher and trainer for Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. He is also author of The Ip Man Koans, The Ip Man Questions and TaijiKinesis series of eBooks, as well as co-author of Complete Wing Chun.

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