Yang Chen Fu on post-Taiji Walking

Yang Chen Fu on post-Taiji Walking

Postby mls_72 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:15 pm

I recall reading something about Yang Chen Fu suggesting walking after Taiji practice in the preface to one of his books. Does anyone have a copy of that translation somewhere I can read it?

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Re: Yang Chen Fu on post-Taiji Walking

Postby Louis Swaim » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:34 pm

Greetings Matt,

Yang Chengfu made the statement in his Introduction to Taijiquan Tiyong Quan Shu: "When you have completed practice, don’t immediately sit down. You should walk around a bit in order to regulate the qi and the blood." (p. 13 of my translation, The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan)

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Re: Yang Chen Fu on post-Taiji Walking

Postby mls_72 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:45 pm

Thank You Louis for prompt response.

I guess it was not a substantial amount of walking? The reason being is that I have really felt some intense conditioning with recent long distance walking training (about 4 to 5 miles) after reading this from a Taiiji and boxing coach- http://pluguglysboxingblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/bare-knuckle-boxing-training.html
(i dont plan on any bare knuckle boxing anytime soon- LOL.

The result is similar to have done about an hour of Taijiquan or Standing gong. Strong and heavy feeling in legs and body from just walking.
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Re: Yang Chen Fu on post-Taiji Walking

Postby Louis Swaim » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:59 pm

Matt,

The reference isn't to an extended walk, but to a bit of "strolling about" to allow the circulation effects of form practice to continue. Yang Zhenduo, I recall, prescribed this at the close of every course of form practice as sort of a cool down before the next round.

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