I've watched a few of that kids videos, his Tai Chi Chuan is crap!
Seriously, he doesn't even have the basic fundamentals of Tai Chi down and claims to be a Tai Chi master. He's like .. "you should never flex a
single muscle when attacking or moving, its all from the twist of the waist, the fa jing."
While he is correct in that the majority of the force behind a strike comes from the fa jing, or the twisting of the waist to throw the entire body's
weight behind any strike, whether the target is 6 inches away or 5 feet away, as long as you can make physical contact with your strike, he is most
in that you actually MUST flex your muscles upon impact, or immediately before impact, you can't just flail your loose arm and
expect any true result. I'm a Tai Chi newbie and I know this fundamental principle.
You try completely relaxing every muscle in your arm, then "flinging it" from the waist side with only
using the power generating from
twisting the hip/waist and jerking the shoulder, and see how much power you make. It wont make crap, you'll look like you hit like a 6yr old girl.
While the waist and shoulder movement are integral to the strike, you must flex the muscles on impact!
, if you didn't your fist would crumble
upon impact and you'd jam your wrist extremely badly.
I wouldn't believe this dude further than I could throw him. You want some REAL Eastern Philosophy in action? Look up "Mike Pekor" in the search
bar, i forgot his username on youtube. He's a Tai Chi instructor and a hypnotist/therapist at Long Island Hypnotherapy.
found him! heres two vids.. should clear things up.
[edit on 3/4/2008 by runetang]