all the info I have on that series is within the thread link I first posted.
here is what I'm talking about:http://www.karate.org.yu/images/tora.jpg
some of the applications I've learned for this are as a strike with multiple variations. usually in conjuction with a preceeding 'mawashi uke' which is a circular deflection. it could also effectively be used as an elbow lock.
but my question is, in Tai chi or perhaps another Chinese Art, is this technique applied differently? is there a 'soft' version of it's application?
I hadn't seen it before. the series episode showed a Tai Chi master in Taiwan I believe, teaching this technique to repel their opponent. the effect was a very interesting tactic...I'll leave it to your immagination what it could be used for. lets just say if the attacker was holding anything, they for sure would have dropped it.
has anyone worked on any 'repelling' techniques? hard or soft versions?
ps. I can't make the series available on the net
(copyright issues) sorry. but friends may borrow
my copy for free.