Taijiquan on the Blue Mountain Part 38 — Life (Almost)
8th to 12th March 2009

HIDING FLOWER IN THE SLEEVES

Wahnam Taijiquan

A skillful counter using "Hiding Flower in the Sleeves" may hit an opponent without him realizing it

How would you counter an opponent gripping your arm with his two hands and pressing you onto the ground? An excellent counter is "Hide Flower in Sleeves". It is an excellent technique illustrating the Taijiquan principles of flowing with the opponent's momentum and using minimum force against maximum strength. Good footwork and body-movement are necessary. It is also crucial to guard against the opponent's hands for possible strikes.

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Hide Flower in Sleeves Hiding Flower in Sleeves Guard against Strike
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Not Brutal Strength Flowing Momentum White Crane Flaps Wings


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Hiding Flower in the Sleeves in Wahnam Taijiquan from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.

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