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Or at least that's what we're told in the T'ai chi classics. must also be mass behind the speed and if one tries for speed rather than fa-jing then the power is lost. The study of tai chi power is a direct link to tai chi as a martial art. When you This book provides a solid and practical approach to learning tai chi power (jing). Tai Chi Fa Jin: Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy by Mantak Chia, Andrew Jan PDF, ePub eBook D0wnl0ad. A guide to the.
Or at least that's what we're told in the T'ai chi classics.
But how does one gain such power? Do we push with the legs, do we twist with the waist, does the waist lead or does the attacking portion strike at the same time that the waist moves etc.
We do not have to think about all of these criteria when attacking or defending, we have been given a most powerful way of gaining power, that of the fajing movement. Fajing is one of those mystical words that many people espouse but few understand or are able to execute.
Tai Chi Fa Jin: Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy by Mantak Chia, Andrew Jan
Literally meaning 'explosive energy', the whole body must be the attacking portion and not just the fist or palm or foot or shoulder, elbow etc. Fajing is not even a fast movement, it is beyond speed. Speed alone will not give you power. I have seen some highly ranked martial arts people who are able to strike eleven times per second but who lack even the power to knock someone out.
For there to be power there must also be mass behind the speed and if one tries for speed rather than fa-jing then the power is lost. For fajing to exist there must be a combining of mass, speed, timing, coordination and breath, only then will one be able to utilise all of one's full potential in the attack.
Fajing goes beyond muscular power, it is a sub-conscious reaction sort of like a sneeze but controlled to the point where we are able to execute it at any time unlike the sneeze. Watch any chen style T'ai chi exponent and see how his or her body shakes as the fajing is executed. Not a large bodily shake but rather an internal vibration which emanates in the hands or feet and comes to a climax for a split second at impact.
Some chen stylists tend to take this shaking a little too far and concentrate upon this aspect of their training too much thus losing the initial idea of the shake being an internal movement which emanates externally.
If the shaking is a result of an external movement then it can never become internal. There must be a total body commitment to the attack, every sinew, bone and muscle each adding to the total power upon impact. There must also be an opposite reaction so if the waist turns or rather explodes to the left for a right handed attack, there must be a just as explosive right turning just after the strike so that the waist actually ends up in line with the centres in line as in the postures from the form.
The breath must be an external explosion of energy combined with a reverse breathing technique.
The lower abdomen, upon attacking must expand and you breathe out. The breath must also coincide with the timing of the movement. Once the initial attack has been launched and landed, one does not stop there. One must follow up with multiple attacks until the opponent is downed.
In this case the speed is too great to be rocking back and forth from rear to front leg so now the waist takes over in issuing the movement to gain the power with the rear heal off the ground just balancing the body in much the same way that western boxers stand.
The Fajing is not only relegated to attacking. In defence we must also use this concept. Rather than just defending for instance against a front jab using p'eng and roll back, we use p'eng and choy.
In a life or death situation anything is legal. Choy literally translates as inch energy whereby we use a very sharp explosive inch long wrench of his wrist to place great strain upon the neck. Upon impact using fajing, the mind is completely clear and free of thought.
The third area is a summary and focused appreciation of Tan Tien Chi Kung and how these exercises promote Discharge Power. The fourth section explores some extra yang technical exercises that focus on real-time speed release of jin.
The eight Gates with Visualizations Little is known about Tan Meng-Hsien, yet his writings have gained classic status. Tan offers explicit visualizations for the execution of the eight forces. In these technical exercises the eight forces are practiced in sequence and with a specific jin in mind.
Barbara Davis Berkeley, Calif. Multiple repetitions in a relaxed atmosphere allow the natural and spontaneous movement of chi and jin to occur. The eight stages of release with four yin and four yang stages are maintained. However, in the following technical exercises taught by Tan Meng-Hsien, varied visualizations are used to create a template for the Yi integrated mind to work with.
Begin practicing Peng on the right side. The movement is like a boat moving while supported by the water beneath. When the tan tien feels as though it is naturally exploding it does so like the release of a loaded spring.
The aim is to follow the release in a relaxed manner.
Core spring in the tan tien Warm-ups and Technical Exercises 5 U Gate 2: Lu Roll back and sink deeper into your structure and as per the Push Hands routine, keeping the kidneys full and spine straight. Become so empty that you feel as if you are floating in deep outer space. Lu in many respects represents the first yin half of the Fa Jin sequence. In itself it can be used to topple an opponent by using the opponents own force. Opponents may expect resistance and consequently uproot themselves when none is offered.
Tan tien as empty outer space 6 Warm-ups and Technical Exercises U Gate 3: Ji This time you imagine the tan tien or the body to be connected to two different forces that are symbolized through the left and right arms. These two forces then create a reaction at the zenith of the movement that is like bouncing a coin off a drum.
Tan tien as a drum Warm-ups and Technical Exercises 7 U Gate 4: An In the yang phase, visualize and feel like water, like a steady force in an outgoing tidewhich fills every defect in the opponents structure without effort. Then, at the moment when the tide seems fullwhen there can be no more resistance and the opponent is on the verge of imbalancerelease your power.
Tan tien as a wave in the sea 8 Warm-ups and Technical Exercises U Gate 5: Tsoi In this technical exercise visualize setting yourself and the opponent into a lever position with a defined fulcrum. The wrist, elbow, and shoulder can be targets for pressure applied to engage a lock chin na and finished with discharge power to dislocate a joint or fracture a bone.
In this situation the yin phase breaks the opponents structure by elongation, then in stages 5 to 7 the opponent is set up for the lever.Different categories of books that can you choose to adopt be your object.
Rather than just defending for instance against a front jab using p'eng and roll back, we use p'eng and choy. The sound should be an explosive expulsion of air, not like the karate ki-ai but a softer more explosive sound using torque which places some resistance upon the diaphragm, this somehow has the tendency to cause the attack to be more coordinated.
The sound is also different. The Fajing is not only relegated to attacking.
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