- Nov 8, 2022
- Reaction score
What make his opponent not be able to release his grip?
Some observations 🤔
Look closely at what the teacher is doing with his own arm, relative to the action of the student griping it...
By twisting his arm as he moves it creates a continuous spiral towards the inside, acting within the students center of gravity by changing his body position. In taiji we would call this "sticking" allowing him to "join" and "follow" the movement. The first part a given "attaching" done by asking the student to grip his arm,,,
Any one not understanding this trying to escape directly would have a hard time, depending on the ability of the teacher to sense adjust....and control their center... Not so easy, something that takes a while "for those interested" in this method
It's a "demo" by nature limited in action and intent
Listen to what this teacher explains as "freezing"
Whether one feels it works or not "watching it"
Those on the receiving end are reacting to what they feel.
Lots of work developing the proprioception necessary to use this within ones own body, extending this sense into another's body.