Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 24 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009
WHY DO WE USE POISE PATTERNS AT THE START OF COMBAT?
Why do combatants adopt a poise pattern at the start of combat? Certainly it is not to show that they practice kungfu (and then throw their kungfu patterns away when the combat starts). It is because adopting a poise pattern gives the combatants certain advantages. The poise pattern, for example, can keep an opponent at bay. When you move in to attack an opponent with a poise pattern, you have to open the way or close the opponent.
|Poise Pattern||Poise Pattern||Certain Advantages|
|Keep at Bay||Keep at Bay|
|Strike Opponent||Offer Yourself||Free Offer|
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