As with the use of empty hands, we too employ physics in the use of the Tai Chi straight sword. For example at 0:21 we use gravity to power the thrust of the tip.
Similarly, at 0:25 we combined the use of the vertical circle with gravitational drop and sudden braking of the body’s movement to generate an impulse force. And at 0:26 we learn to whip out the power in a sharp vertical drop of the weapon.
At 0:42 I am explaining the relationship between using the straight sword and translating the same movement into an empty hand technique, in this case a splitting palm. We test out the power at 0:49.
At 2:44 we examine another Tai Chi straight sword technique and how the principles of power and motion from this movement can be extracted out for use in empty hand technique.