<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2"><B>Isn't one aspect of Ji, "squeeze"? Like squeezing the toothpaste out of a tube?
I seem to recall Ji being described by one of the Wu's (might have been in the Gold Book, but my brain isn't up to the task of exact recall at this time) as being like the rollers of a dough machine, squeezing the dough between them and pressing them out the other side.</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree with all these descriptions, but notice that the meanings include a sense of "extracting" or rearranging how the relevant space is occupied. Another good description of part of what "ji" covers is "jostle" or "crowd out."
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Using that aspect, I picture the Ji in this movement as being utilized in one manner to grasp the opponents hand and control it by squeezing it between my palm and forearm using the bow of my rounded arms, sunken chest and raised back.</font>
The way you describe "squeezing" in this paragraph does not include any element of "extracting" or rearranging the space; in fact, you are squeezing to preserve the spatial relationships. I think these are good tactics, but may not be part of what we call "ji."