Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 37 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009

EAGLE CLAW IN TAIJIQUAN!

Wahnam Taijiquan

"Circulating Eagle Claw" in one hand to grip an opponent, and simultaneously striking him using "Immortal Chops Rock" with the other hand

Many people are unaware that there are many chin-na or gripping techniques in Taijiquan. The Eagle Claw is very effective in implementing these Taijiquan chin-na techniques, suggesting that the bird the Patriarch Zhang San Feng saw fighting against a snake which inspired him to develop Taijiquan from Shaolin Kungfu might be an Eagle.

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Eagle Claw in Wahnam Taijiquan from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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