Chinese terms in Chinese martial arts

Chinese terms in Chinese martial arts

Postby mls_72 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:19 pm

1. 時間(Shi Jian) - timing,
2. 機会(Ji Hui) - opportunity
3. 角度(Jiao Du) - angle
4. 力的使用(Li De Shi Yong) - Fajin
5. 平衡(Ping Heng) - balance

what is the difference between 'Li De Shi Yong' and Fajin? Is not Fajin a different set of characters? what about Taiji's 'Zhong ding' or "central equilibrium" and 'ping heng' in terms of balance.

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Re: Chinese terms in Chinese martial arts

Postby pyyp23 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:53 am

Hi Matt,
4. Effectively translates as use of force where as fajing effectively means send out energy. The characters for fajing are different. Sorry my phone can't do Chinese characters for me to write them.
I personally wouldn't use li de shi yong to say fajing.

5. Ping heng means balance. Central equilibrium isnt a term that my instructor uses but is probably used to describe something other than balance.

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Re: Chinese terms in Chinese martial arts

Postby Audi » Mon May 23, 2011 3:15 am

Hi all,

what is the difference between 'Li De Shi Yong' and Fajin? Is not Fajin a different set of characters?


"Fajin" is 发劲. I think some martial arts talk about "fali", which has almost the same meaning; however in Tai chi parlance it is important to differentiate the two. I have not come across the phrase 'Li De Shi Yong'.
5. Ping heng means balance. Central equilibrium isnt a term that my instructor uses but is probably used to describe something other than balance.


I have heard my teachers use both terms, but I think with different meaning. Without balance, you cannot be calm and rooted. Without central equilibrium, you have no center from which to divide right from left, up from down, front from back, full from empty, quick from slow, etc.

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