Greetings Anderzander and All,
Thanks for showing an interest in my endeavors to understand "internal" ideas more fully.
I am in fact quite glad you prompted a more detailled explanation...
It has provided me an opportunity to rethink my order of logic and procedure.
Perhaps I should begin by attempting to confirm and define some of the more basic, fundamental ideologies before striking out beyond.
I find there are two separate issues...
1)TAI CHI WITH AN OPPONENT
Interaction with an opponents energy.
Using the opponents energy against him.
Returning an opponents energy.
(This is what I have gleaned of TaiChi with an opponent. I am under the impression, perhaps wrongly, that we are not using our own energy...but moreover manipulating our opponents energy in different manners (redirection/dissipation).
But I have also heard terms such as storing Qi, accumulating Gong, releasing Jin etc...
2)WITHOUT AN OPPONENT, INDEPENDANTLY
GAINING, STORING AND RELEASING ENERGY IN TAICHI, WITHOUT AN OPPONENT...INDEPENDANTLY.
Q:Gong...accumulation of skill???
Q:Gong...accumulation of Qi???
Q:Gong...accumulation of both skill and Qi???
Q:Gaining Qi??? Without an opponent???
Q:Releasing Jin(processed Qi) without an opponent(Form practice using Fa-jin)
***Gaining and storing Qi, and releasing Jin independantly from an opponent???
I think it might be a good idea to try to explore and confirm these two issues...
Can anyone answer some of these questions?
Shed some light, add some depth...Any comments?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
[This message has been edited by psalchemist (edited 03-17-2004).]