Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 7 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009

IMPORTANCE OF BODY-MOVEMENT AND FOOTWORK

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The importance of rotating the waist

Body-movement and footwork, or "shen-fa" and "bu-fa" in Chinese, are very important in Taijiquan, but they are often neglected by many students. Incorrect body-movement and footwork not only affect combat efficiency but are also detrimental to health, causing disorders like knee injuries and back pain. Important principles like "differentiating yin-yang", "starting from the back leg" and "rotating the waist" ensure good body-movement and footwork.

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Differentiating Yin-Yang Rotation of Waist Sinking Chi to Dan Tian
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Carrying Cosmos Without Moving Hands Start from Back Leg
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Rotating from Waist Return to Origin Weight at Back Leg
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Rotating Waist Differentiating Yin-Yang
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Rotating Waist Return to Origin


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Importance of Body-Movement and Footwork in Taijiquan from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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