Linking “Lian” is to continue or link, and Following “Sui” is to follow. Two important methods of freestyle functionality of movement, biomechanics, and martial physics in Tai Chi Chuan. Linking contains the principals of continually moving with the force and changing. In (Lian) the practitioner maintains continuous contact by moving and adhering with your opponent and never letting him escape. Linking evolves sensitivity or (Listening Power), as well as continuous chaining of techniques to continually maintain contact and control with your opponent. Following (Sui) is methodical dissolving and yielding of your opponent while maintaining dominant positioning in a fight. Dissolving and yielding may be offensive or defensive in nature. Whatever the opponent’s reactions are, the practitioner moves with or against the force to defeat the opponents center. The first strike, if it fails, sets up the next technique, which continues in constant succession until a firm strike is landed and the opponent uprooted. (Sui) utilizes dissolving of force to achieve victory, to follow the opponent results in the opponent following you.