What's your thoughts on the 13 techniques

Discussion in 'Tai chi' started by tonglonglengjai, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. tonglonglengjai

    tonglonglengjai Valued Member

    How do the five directions fit in with your peng Jin?

    I was thinking the other day that your should be able to move in any direction with your technique. Ie keep centre, balance, root and stick or not with what is required?

    Paul Tennet
  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Are you talking about the 13 postures

    1. Peng
    2. Lu
    3. Ji
    4. An
    5. Tsai
    6. Lieh
    7. Zhou
    8. Kao
    9. Jin
    10. Tui
    11. Ku
    12. Pan
    13. Ding

    Because if you are Peng Jin is forward
  3. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    To my mind, Peng-jin is an inflated quality that enforces the structure from the inside, preventing it from collapsing.
    As such, it expands in every direction.

    What most taijiquan practitioners refer to as Peng (ward off), I was actually taught as 'Bing', which is to lift and cover.

    How do the five directions fit in with the 8 Jin?
    As a general rule, I don't like to define the Jin as 'this' direction or 'that' direction.

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