No announcement yet.

Starting from the back leg, rotating the waist, and completing at the hand

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Starting from the back leg, rotating the waist, and completing at the hand

    其根在腳,發於腿,主宰於腰,形於 指.
    qí gēn zài jiǎo, fā yú tuǐ, zhǔzǎi yú yāo, xíng yú shǒu zhǐ.

    FontPreviewHandler (2).png

    Again past masters have made things much easier for us. They have given us three important principles for the mechanics. So, instead of trying to be smarter than generations of past masters and "re-invent the wheel", we just follow the masters' advice. The three important principles are as follows:
    1. Start from the back leg
    2. Rotate the waist
    3. Complete at the hand

    The principles are straight-forward. They are no tricks or play of words. But, of course, by merely reading the words the uninitiated would not know what the principles mean. Hopefully, the following three pictures may make things easier.
    BeFunky-collage (25).jpg
    Last edited by Mark Blohm; 18th May 2020, 06:05 AM.
    少林華南台灣 Shaolin Wahnam Taiwan


    "Then how could chi kung overcome diseases where the cause is unknown or when there is no cure? The question is actually incorrect. The expressions "the cause is unknown" and "there is no cure" are applicable only in the Western medical paradigm. The expressions no longer hold true in the chi kung paradigm. In the chi kung paradigm the cause is known, and there is a cure."

    -Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

  • #2
    Thanks, Mark!
    Charles David Chalmers
    Brunei Darussalam


    • #3
      Hello Mark!

      Thank you, great video on the mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan! For Kung Fu, I always like to practise this sequence. It is easy to see it is equally important in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu.

      Best wishes,