Xingyi again...maybe

Discussion in 'Chinese Internal Arts : Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qi' started by Xue Sheng, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Kung Fu Wang

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    This is why I did not mention about combat, enlightenment, performance, self-cultivation, inner peace, ... but "health". As long as you have included swing your leg into your training, it will be as good as kicking IMO.


     
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    I think most people can not stand more than 10 minutes in Santi shi correctly, I think if you train longer in it like 30 minutes or more than the body will move more efficient.
    The recoil bounce back from rooting during Santi shi allows for that spring forward needed, but what do I know I am more into Baguazhang our logic is circular.
     
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    I don't do these exercises like I did when I was younger I do the older people version that you see old people do in the park.
     
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    Most old people don't stand on one leg. That's the problem I intend to address. My junior high school boy scout teacher fell down and died this year. Any exercise that can improve balance is a good exercise. IMO, 2 legs balance (such as Santi) is not good enough.
     
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    Then train Yiquan/Dachengquan

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    You do know Sant is done with 75% to 80% on one leg right?
     
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    Santi Shi (三体式) is also called 3-7 Shi (三七式). By definition, it should have 30% weight on the leading leg and 70% weight on the back leg.
     
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    The literal hanzi does not mean one has to assume 70/30 rule when standing in Santi shi, there are different reasons to alter the stance depending on what you are doing and emphasis is. I like to stand 80/20 my teacher also taught a 60/40 the point is to "sit or sink" on the back leg.

    This is the same with the hand positions some like to have the hand lower. some like to have them spread further apart there really isn't an incorrect or correct way in my opinion as long as the principles are aligned correctly with the body structured; I was also taught two ways my back foot is presented.

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