By Lu Shengli, Zhang Yun
The strive against strategies of Tai Ji, Ba Gua, and Xing Yi have been forbidden in the course of China's Cultural Revolution, however the teachings of grandmaster Wang Pei Shing have survived. This accomplished consultant, written through certainly one of his scholars, selects center pursuits from each one perform and offers the scholar robust instruments to acknowledge the original options and talents, and to improve a deeper figuring out, of every kind. It includes entire directions for a 16-posture shape to achieve mastery of wrestle concepts. The booklet is helping practitioners in achieving a brand new point of perform, the place deeply ingrained abilities are introduced forth in a extra fluid, intuitive, and fast paced type.
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Additional resources for Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts
Each of these moving stances is built on the structure and principles of “Yee” Jee Keem Yeung Ma. For example, from the basic stance, 32 •RWBook1 8/19/04 1:55 PM Page 33 “Yee” Jee Keem Yeung Ma keeping the knee bent and pivoting either foot 90º out on its heel until it matches the angle of the other foot creates the Choh Ma Sitting Horse stance. The strength and balance developed in the basic stance will improve that of all Wing Chun footwork. ” Moving Stances are used in advanced drills and actual combat but are all derived from the “Yee” Jee Keem Yeung Ma.
B 13A Photos 14A and B—Two views of the Biu Sau, or “Thrusting Hand” motion. Biu Sau, unlike the other Yang blocks of Wing Chun, originates from the opposite side of the Centerline. It starts from a chambered position under the triceps muscle inside that line, shooting forward, upward and outward to derive a type of “bounce off” power from the outward snap of the wrist from its previous 45 •RWBook1 8/19/04 1:55 PM Page 46 Close Range Combat Wing Chun: Volume One “loaded-up” position. Note the slight arc of the wrist in photo 14, which levels the palm to help redirect the energy forward and downward rather than allowing it to dissipate overhead.
In other words—less chest (forward) resistance would cause the Wing Chun fighter to be knocked backwards by the force of his own punch making contact or pulled off balance by a grab from either fighter, so he needs straight-on support from the stance. Less shoulder (sideward) resistance would cause him to be knocked off balance by the force of his own Yin blocking motion contacting an oncoming strike. As can be seen in A5, standing in Bai Joang ready position—feet turned 45° with the toe of the lead foot and the heel of the rear foot on the Centerline—gives the Wing Chun fighter a balanced 16" of resistance in either direction, resulting in the best possible blend of push/pull resistance.
Combat Techniques of Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua: Principles and Practices of Internal Martial Arts by Lu Shengli, Zhang Yun