Roll Back In Action

Roll Back In Action

Here is a clear example of how Roll Back (Lǚ is applied. Demonstrated by Master Xie Bingcan (Seattle/Shanghai).

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Gu Rou Chen

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Very nice video. Classic postures and vectors of jin.
Yuri_Snisarenko

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Yes, it is a very nice video clip, with nice energy.

I do not know the context of the demonstration, but he seems to be demonstrating this with smaller circles than we might use in an equivalent setting. We also would tend to use the inside of the forearm, rather than the palm for Rollback.
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Inside of the forearm, I belive, is more for deflecting, base of the palm is for fajin (not only of course), so the both are OK in the case of Liu as it seems to me

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What I have been taught is that the energy is determined by what the recipient feels, not by the outward shape. As a result, Roll Back could be done by any part of the body and certainly by the palm.

Having said that any part of the body is possible, I would have to say, however, that just about all the standard instances I have learned involve contact with the inside of the forearm. This is how we do most of the form and how we do the two-hand vertical circle. The only time we typically use the palm is for the small circle and a relaxed version of the two-hand two-energy horizontal circle.

We also tend to do Rollback more to the rear than to the side.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Inside of the forearm, I believe, is more for deflecting, base of the palm is for fajin (not only of course), so the both are OK in the case of Liu as it seems to me </font>

I am not sure what precisely you mean by "fajin," but I think that if I were actually trying to hurt someone with Rollback, I would try for the forearm against the elbow, rather than the palm against the shoulder. You have to go somewhat with what your opponent gives you, however, and I would have difficulty using the forearm in the situation shown in the video without changing other aspects of the exchange.
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Well, my approach is probably a bit different from yours. The form (each technique, each 8 jins) is what gives us a way to express vectors of jin, so the form (and thats why the shape to some extent) is one part of the equation to me. Fu laoshi one day said to me that he often sees in parks people doing pushhands with a fault of not training clear expression of appropriate jin for each "step" of movement. As I see it - they are too much into reacting, reflecting and being soft, forgetting that tuishou (first of all IMHO) is the way to train what we practice in form but in the pair. Each movement is an expression and use of certain jin - in similar way as in the form. Additionally we can train it in deferent modes, including fajin mode where the initiative (in certain circumstances) may come from us not from an opponent.

Jindian which is related to the point of contact and fajin I am referring to in Liu (as I see it) is closer to the base of the palm -

(from Fu Zhongwen's book)

Here is a vidio of Fu laoshi doing it in fajin mode:

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Yuri_Snisarenko:
<B>Well, my approach is probably a bit different from yours. The form (each technique, each 8 jins) is what gives us a way to express vectors of jin, so the form (and thats why the shape to some extent) is one part of the equation to me. Fu laoshi one day said to me that he often sees in parks people doing pushhands with a fault of not training clear expression of appropriate jin for each "step" of movement. As I see it - they are too much into reacting, reflecting and being soft, forgetting that tuishou (first of all IMHO) is the way to train what we practice in form but in the pair. Each movement is an expression and use of certain jin - in similar way as in the form. Additionally we can train it in deferent modes, including fajin mode where the initiative (in certain circumstances) may come from us not from an opponent.

What is fajin for me? Since my level is not high - to me it's just sending energy to point of contact which is directly related to jindian. Jindian in Liu (as I see it) is closer to the base of the palm -

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(from Fu Zhongwen's book)

Here is a vidio of Fu laoshi doing it in fajin mode:

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yuri,
The video was great but I have never experiened that type of fajing in any encounter relating to or coming from any Yang style practitioner.
I have been shown the mechanics of the push per initial post (video), have experienced the pushing part from my teacher's uncle and it is still somewhat elusive for me.

My experience with an Western practitioner (regardless of the art) was that we both ended up in a sumo type engagement!

Excellent video, nontheless!
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by shugdenla:
yuri,
The video was great but I have never experiened that type of fajing in any encounter relating to or coming from any Yang style practitioner.
I have been shown the mechanics of the push per initial post (video), have experienced the pushing part from my teacher's uncle and it is still somewhat elusive for me.

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Yes, it's very rare - maybe as rare as an opportunity to study from childhood under prominent masters in direct line of the Yang family transmission (Fu Zhongwen was a Yang family relative though not in blood relation, Fu Qingquan studyed first from his grandfather).

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The change to the ulna side of the hand, wrist and arm, mentioned in Fu's book is worth taking note of.

Gu Rou Chen

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I agree, that's a more precise definition than just "inside" of the forearm/hand/wrist.
Yuri_Snisarenko

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More application clips posted here:

Gu Rou Chen

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On your channel, why do you mention "Internal Strength Qi Energy applied in self defense fighting"? For many months I went to Xie's house once a week to push hands and he never once mentioned Qi. He talked about posture, structures, spirals, and the basic principles of taiji. I have had most of the moves shown in the videos done to me and he never said a word about Qi.
JerryKarin

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One of the things he did talk about which is shown in the videos is having a fist and extending the index finger. It creates some sort of structure in the arm which is very powerful. He warned me, however, that if an opponent knew any qin-na this wouldn't work!
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