Taijiquan free fighting

It takes a long time to train up for Taijiquan free fighting. There are a lot of intermediate steps between Taiji form and Taiji free fighting–centering, sticking and adhering, stationary and moving pushing hands, silk reeling yin and yang coiling, da lu, fighting set, not to mention stationary practice of ti, da, qin na and shuai jiao techniques, Then there is the very important issue of developing confidence in your training partner. Tonight Rich and I did bagua stepping yin and yang coiling adding qin na and shuai jiao techniques. Dave and Rich as well as Dave and I did moving, free pushing hands with a few kicks thrown in. We are making progress.

About Qi Elements Taijiquan & Qigong

I am the director and chief instructor at Qi Elements Center for Taijiquan and Qigong in Herndon, Virginia. I have been a Taijiquan and Qigong seminar student of Dr. Yang, Jwing Ming since 1996 and am certified by Dr. Yang as a full instructor of YMAA Qigong.
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