Taiji System

Taiji System

Master Wang Taiji System

The complete study of Taiji Quan proposed by M ° Wang requires learning and knowledge of the whole system, covering five areas:

  1. the study of the fundamental principles of the style;
  2. the study of the alone form (long form of Yang style 85 positions);
  3. the study and practice of Tui Shou (also known as "pushing hands"), an exercise at two to develop sensibility and listening;
  4. study and practice of the San-Shou, another exercise in pairs of sparring freer;
  5. In the study of Gong (Qigong, Meditation, ...) to develop the 'inner energy.

As regards the alone sequence , M ° Wang bases his own teaching system on three separate forms, which represent different levels of practice. Any form follows the same sequence of movements, but each has its very own "flavor" in the 'expression of the movement.

The first form, due to Dongyin Jie, is basically the long form (or large frame) Yang family of Yang Cheng Fu, however, for differentiating execution mode (comp). This is the basic Form (Lu), relatively "simple" and angled than the other, where it places a strong emphasis on proper posture and body alignment, providing a complete learning fundamentals of Taiji; the energy (of the body) should flow smoothly as the' water of a river.

The second form, learned from Dong Bin, is the most dynamic and complex in 'execution of movements and expresses more clearly its martial qualities. This form has a standard quality wave that is generated by expanding the flow of movement developed in the first form; Hence the 'energy flowing like the waves of the' ocean. And 'particularly useful to develop and refining the' skills and quality in the "push hands" (Tui Shou) and sparring.

The third form is defined by Master Wang the "Natural Form" (or "form of 'water'), due to Wang Zhuang Hong. Even this form is "dynamic" with a mode of movement even more complex than that of the second. L 'energy here evolves into enveloping movements, in spirals, like a whirlpool or a tornado. Maestro WZH defined this as' Taiji style Wang ", referring to Wang Zhong Yue a major perpetrators of the" Classics of the Taiji ".

Master Wang on 1st, 2nd and 3th Taiji Form :

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