Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 25 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009
THE THREE ARRIVALS AND THE FOUR PREPARATIONS
Kungfu philosophy represents the great and invaluable body of knowledge kungfu masters of the past have left for us. Understanding kungfu philosophy, therefore, enables us to benefit form the great teachings of these masters. The combat philosophy of three arrivals and four preparations is explained. The three arrivals are the arrival of the heart, the arrival of the feet and the arrival of the hands. The four preparations are to be at the best ready position, to access the opponent, to look for opportunities and to move in swiftly and safely when an opportunity arises. Kungfu philosophy can, and should, be use to enrich our daily life.
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|Three Arrivals||Four Preparations||Stable and Agile|
|Access Opponent||Look for Opportunities||Exploit Advantages|
|Move in Swiftly||Don’t Hand Defeat||Four Preparations|
|Four Preparations||Three Arrivals||Arrival of Heart|
|Arrival of Feet||Arrival of Hands||Applicable in Daily Life|
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