Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 22 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009
WHITE SHANKE SHOOTS VENOM AND ITS VARIOUS COUNTERS
The Palm Thrust, executed in the pattern "White Snake Shoots Venon", is a deadly attack. There are various ways to counter it. One way is to ward off and counter strike in one movement. Another way is to tame the opponent thrusting attack, and counter strike simultaneously. A third way is to deflect and strike. Notice that all these movements are performed without moving the feet. Body-movement, however, is essential, especially when the opponent’s attack is of medium range. If it is of short range, it may not be necessary to move the body.
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|Thrust Palm||Deflect and Strike||Deflect and Strike|
|Surprise Opponent||Sink Back|
|Counter Strike||Deflect and Strike|
|Surprise Attack||Close and Strike||Open and Strike|
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