Wahnam Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan

Grandmaster Wong and Luis applying Taijiquan for combat

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Wahnam Taijiquan 1. Fundamental Movements in Taijiquan

Waist-movement is crucial in attaining the three external harmonies of feet, body and hands. With the three internal harmonies of "jing", "qi" and "shen", which are "elegance of movement", "energy flow" and "presence of mind", they form the six harmonies, which should be applied to every pattern you perform. Various patterns are linked into a set called "White Crane Flaps Wings".
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Wahnam Taijiquan 2. Pushing Hands and Striking Hands

"Pushing Hands" or “Tui Shou” develops basic combat skills. But by itself Tui Shou is insufficient for combat. "Da Shou" or "Striking Hands" is also needed32. "Striking Hands" is not confined only to strikes but also include kicks, felling attacks and chin-na. This series shows striking attacks, which form the first of our four abridged Taijiquan combat sequences.
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Wahnam Taijiquan 3. Kicks and Felling Techniques in Sequence Sparring

Sequences 2 and 3 concern kicking and felling. Students also learn the tactic of pressing attacks. One effective counter is to kick as an opponent presses in. An excellent defence against any kicks is "Striking Tiger Poise". The pattern "Carry Tiger Back to Mountain" is used to fell an opponent in Sequence 3. The counter is "Breeze Sways Lotus Leaves", which is a whirlwind kick.
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Wahnam Taijiquan 4. Elegance and Flow in Taijiquan Combat

"Defence cum Counter" or "lian xiao dai da" in Chinese (Mandarin) ia a very important combat tactic in Taijiquan. Using this tactic, a skillful Taijiquan practitioner may strike an opponent before the latter realizes what has happened. This tactic is incorporated in Sequence 4 which involves chin-na techniques.
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Wahnam Taijiquan 5. General Survey of the Course

Besides being a review for the course participants, this course provides excellent reference material for those who wish to prepare themselves for more advanced Taijiquan courses at the UK Summer Camp in July 2008 and the Intensive Taijiquan Course in September 2008.
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Wahnam Taijiquan 6. Four Abridged Taijiquan Combat Sequences

For combat application, 4 abridged combat sequences are trained. These 4 sequences presented are abridged from 8 Taijiquan combat sequences which in turned are distilled from 12 basic Taijiquan combat sequences. These 4 abridged combat sequences provide adequate training for students to handle all the four forms of attack, namely striking, kicking, felling and chin-na,
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Wahnam Taijiquan 7. Taijiquan Four-Sequence Four-Attack Set

Taijiquan is not a dance; it is a wonderful internal martial art, where a skillful practitioner can be combat effective irrespective of age, sex and size. In our school, combat sequences form a crucial aspect in our sparring methodology. There are 12 Basic Taijiquan Combat Sequences, which are distilled into 8 Distilled Combat Sequences, which in turn are abridged into 4 Abridged Combat Sequencees.
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Introductory Wahnam Taijiquan Couruse in Poetugal