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Tai Chi single edged sword

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:37 am
by Subitai
Taiji Single edged sword demo for World Tai Chi Day 4-27-2013 ... Pk3R055hDw

For Tai Chi Demos I tend to accelerate the forms a little bit, I think when people are watching many forms over and over...I'd hope they'd appreciate a little brevity. :) I practice this set slower and more concentrated on my own time.

Re: Tai Chi single edged sword

PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:03 pm
by DPasek
Thanks for posting your video. I notice that you touch the back of your ‘Taiji’ dao (goose quill style blade) to your back when you circle it behind you near the end of the video. In the Yang family Association, they do not. Would you care to comment on the discussion at the end of the following thread?


I would love to hear your perspective on this. The way that you touch the back of the dao with your hand (aware of not letting the fingers extend beyond the blade), the shoulder and forearm, as well as the back, is very similar to how I was taught (although I sometimes use more of a whipping motion coming off of the body than you do; but then I also tend to do my dao forms slightly faster than you do – or a lot faster if I am doing the Chen style form). I also like how you use the non-weapon hand to control the pommel of the dao near the end of the video – nice smooth action.