FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 29 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TomRosenberg, jessylin, play, Keith_G, LeroyCFischer
22937 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
jwwmantis 2
LeroyCFischer 1
futsaowingchun 1
Zombie Zero 1
Beefcake 1
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
New Topics
Freeing Hand-Wing Chun's last movements
by futsaowingchun
12/17/14 09:40 PM
2015 Master Yang Jwing-Ming Seminar
by jwwmantis
12/05/14 10:36 PM
The Beginners Guide To Stretching
by
12/27/06 11:43 AM
Your true goal
by
03/03/06 07:16 AM
Recent Posts
Freeing Hand-Wing Chun's last movements
by futsaowingchun
12/17/14 09:40 PM
Your true goal
by Beefcake
12/11/14 02:44 AM
The Beginners Guide To Stretching
by LeroyCFischer
12/04/14 02:07 AM
Forum Stats
22937 Members
36 Forums
35591 Topics
432526 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#217950 - 12/28/05 01:01 PM Tai Chi Chuan: The Forms
Landus Offline
Member

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 373
Loc: UK
I have been studying Tai Chi Chuan for a about 2 months. I am currently training in the Short Form. I am hoping to ask my instructors this same question, although because of Christmas the classes have not been on for several weeks, so I will ask you.

What is the point of the forms? Such as The Single Whip or The Seven Stars Style?

What do they do? How would I use them in a fight? Do they come into fighting?


Edited by Landus (12/28/05 01:11 PM)

Top
#217951 - 12/28/05 02:45 PM Re: Tai Chi Chuan: The Forms [Re: Landus]
Prizewriter Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 2573
http://wongkk.com/general/table.html

Go to the Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) stuff on the page (with special note to look at the link entitled "Combat Sequences of Wahnam Taijiquan in Slow Motion"). There are some clips and explanations of the self defence aspects used in Tai Chi. Not the style of Tai Chi you do probably, nor does it deal with the forms you mentioned, but hopefully will give you some idea.

Not much help maybe! But I tried anyway.
_________________________
"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" Hippocrates.

Top
#217952 - 12/28/05 02:48 PM Re: Tai Chi Chuan: The Forms [Re: Prizewriter]
Landus Offline
Member

Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 373
Loc: UK
Thanks for helping anyway

Top
#217953 - 12/28/05 03:04 PM Re: Tai Chi Chuan: The Forms [Re: Landus]
Prizewriter Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 2573
Not at all. Now if you just give me that cheque for a million dollars you promised me for answering your post, I'll be on my way.
_________________________
"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" Hippocrates.

Top
#217954 - 12/29/05 06:32 AM Re: Tai Chi Chuan: The Forms [Re: Landus]
trevek Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 3337
Loc: Poland
Isn't the Seven Stars based on Yang?

Personally I found a difference between my TKD forms and TC forms in that I am continually moving while learning the TC. This is where it is useful. MY TKD forms were taught quite stiffly.

Now, many of the moves will have several applications which don't always become obvious until you are shown. For example, a whip coul;d turn into a block, a strike, or a trapping move.

A step could be a kick of a sweep or an avoidance of a sweep.

Enjoy your training.
_________________________
See how well I block your punches with my jaw!!

Supporting everyone saying "nuts to cancer"

Top


Moderator:  Cord, Gavin, JasonM, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga