Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 21 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009
PROGRESSING TO DA SHOU OR STRIKING HANDS
Many Taijiquan practitioners do not realize that although “Pushing Hands” is an excellent method to develop combat skills, it is not sufficient by itself for combat efficiency. To be combat efficient one must have techniques as well as skills. “Striking Hands” or “Da Shou” in Chinese, is meant to develop combat techniques and is the complimentary method to “Pushing Hands” in combat training. “Striking” or “Da” here is the shortened form for “striking, kicking, felling and chin-na”, the four categories of attack. This series shows the beginning of “Striking Hands” where participants learn to respond correctly and spontaneously to various attacks.
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|Thrust Palm||Sink Body||Ward Off|
|Medium Range||Counter Strike||Counter Strike|
|Counter Strike||Body Movement||Sensing Opponent|
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