Four Ounces To Deflect A Thousand Pounds

Four Ounces To Deflect A Thousand Pounds:

fundamental principal for developing listening power and martial strategy in Tai Chi Chuan. When meeting an incoming force or attack, the practitioner must gauge the structures, speed, power, and leverage required to intercept and redirect the opponent, whether utilizing four ounces of yielding strength to dissolve the force, or using thousand pounds of force to bridge the attack and then uproot the opponent. There is no separation between yielding and attacking. They are two parts of a whole interchanging in perfect unison. Dissolving in the sense of “Lu” Roll Back of the Eight methods, for instance is an example of a possible yielding, dissolving technique. Yet when Lu is applied with “An” Downward Press, the opponent may receive damage to the elbow and spine thus the neutralizing technique contains the thousand pounds of force. Four ounces or thousand pounds of power is understanding of Yin and Yang concepts of Martial Physics. Leverage, timing, control, and accuracy of strikes produce four ounces of strength equivalent to thousands of pounds of force through proper training in Tai Chi Chuan.

Martial Mind, Biomechanics, and Ancient Tradition

wujiyang (2)Martial Mind

Integrate imagery of energy pathways synchronized with breath capacity, to generate and store power within the human body.  Intent visualization and biomechanical alignments develop complex martial structures in Taijiquan practitioners.  Energy control along the meridian pathways, is enhanced with mind/dantian control methods and advanced coordination of every segment of the human body. Traditionally, the Dantian is the energy and gravitational center in humans located approximately three fingers width below the navel and towards the center of the body. The dantian is surrounded by unique layers of muscles and the vital organs within the lower abdominal region. Dantian Control develops accurate coordination of the internal abdominal muscles with martial movement/connecting the brain with the gut, which modern science considers to be “the Second Brain” and the Enteric Nervous System. The gut, like the brain, contains hundreds of millions of neurons and regulates not only digestion, but cognitive function as well as efficient response to the environment. By training the connection of the Dantian Control Methods with the practitioner’s mind/intent, synchronicity of internal energy flow with the spiraling of tendons is optimized, in an ancient evolutionary way.

 Biomechround taiji vitruvian (2)anics

Optimize your potential with principals and physics, developing accuracy of footwork and body requirements. Taijiquan is a sophisticated system of martial physics, utilizing nuanced martial strategy and body structure. Muscular rotations are developed with focus on the micro and macro levels. Very subtle movements and flex methods are used to zoom in on the natural muscle/tendon, and meridian framework. Taiji emphasizes technical concepts of rooting, moving and following, sticking with an opponent/ spiraling every joint in the human body with gear-like control. The stance varies from a shoulder’s distance to two shoulder widths. Both hip sockets are tucked and the tailbone rolls inward, creating the feeling of sitting while standing. Both feet are angled closer to parallel. The legs torque to create an arc at the base of the hips, and peak acceleration and control of muscle fibers, anchor the practitioner into the earth.

Ancient Tradition

Experience energy biomechanics and cChen_Taichiombative concepts, from the Ancient Martial Art of Chen Tai Chi Chuan. Traditional routines of nuanced energy methods to develop internal power, core control, and optimized martial function, utilizing physics and kinetics of the ancient world……….