Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 23 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009

STRIKING THE OPPONENT'S TOP, MIDDLE OR BOTTOM LEVEL

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Striking the head as an opponent lounges forward

There are, of course, numerous other ways of countering an opponent’s White Snake Shoots Venom besides responding with another White Snake. You may, for example, respond with a mid-level palm strike, using Fierce Dragon Across Stream, or with a bottom-level vertical punch, using Sun Enters Lotus. These attacks represent the three levels of striking an opponent, namely striking his top level, his middle level and his bottom level. By maintaining these three levels of attack but changing your hand form or changing your stance, you can have a variety of different attacks. The defence, it is important to note, is not in blocking, but in body-movement.

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Palm Strike Vertical Punch
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Brush Off Strike Head
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Cover Back Body Movement Class Practice


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Striking Opponent's Top, Middle and Bottome Level in Taijiquan Combat from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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