<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bob Ashmore:
I don't know that simply allowing an opponent not to find any solid or firm portion of your body will destroy his root, which is what it seems you are saying.
He would still have his root even if he doesn't find mine.
The idea, as I understand it, is to use listening energy to find stiffness or imbalance in his structure, then issue energy against that, destroying his structure and root.
Without that issuing though, his center could and should still be quite firm.
Maybe I misunderstood you? I've been known to do that from time to time.
Happy to read your response. More than one year ago, I had been on this net discussing on Taichiquan. Then, you were here writing something I quite admired. I left this net
because my family and I immigrated to LA. So I disconnected this net until yesterday I applied a new user on this net.
You are right. If the opponent can't find any solid part of me and he still has a root, I should be happy and respect for him because he can listen and understand both his Jin and mine, and vice versa.
This way we can practice together every day if possible.
On the condition of his stiffness and imbalance you mentioned, he is already in your hand. Why this timing appear is through the accumulation of experiences of listening and understandin each other's Jin.