Thunder & Lightning

雷與閃電 Bright light, crashing sound,  deep night. 閃光、雷聲、深夜 The O.O.D.A  loop 觀察-導向­-決策-行動 的O.O.D.A迴圈 Describes a way of understanding body mind interactions when called to act. “The approach favors agility over raw power in dealing with human opponents in any endeavor.” O.O.D.A迴圈描述一種用於瞭解行動時身體與心靈如何互動的方式。“在對手為人時,這種方式強調的是敏捷靈活而不是原始的力量。” Not Even a Hair Can Be Entered 毫髮不能入 “Interval” is when two things come […]

Balance

Central equilibrium, the force of equilibrium.   MIYOKO SHIDA RIGOLO –ZEN JAPANESE DANCER Watching her movements one should understand that she is part of the demo.  She must be empty, in other words, she must remove her self from the demo in order to allow “it” to achieve its own equilibrium through her. 觀看她的動作應該明白:她是演示的一部分。 她必須是空的,換句話說,她必須從演示中移除她的自我,以便讓“它”透過她實現自己的平衡。 […]

Restoring force

回復力 ” Stand like a balanced scale and rotate actively like a wheel. ” 立如平準、活似車輪 Use no more then 4oz in dealing with others, do not allow more then 4oz to be felt on ones self.  Taiji is no less then one yin, one yang, combined with out separation. 不加四兩以上於對方,也不讓自我感受多於四兩。 太極不外乎一陰一陽、陰陽相濟。 ” Stand like a balanced scale […]

Convergence

Chinese Martial Art styles  (CMA) can be looked at in many ways. Strategies  or principles are  “the way trained skills are used” Tactics or skill sets,  developed to enable strategies to be used.   They define  “what is trained to gain a skill” Movement  embodies the over all method mind/body method that employ  “the type of […]

Mind

意念 Often people ask about where they should put their mind, it should not be on ones self, the other or on the contact point…the writings of the Zen Master,  talks in terms of sword practice,  in principle its the same idea for the same reasons. The practice of taiji  frees ones mind, and body. […]