|iS The Punch The Most Misunderstood Action In Martial Arts ?|
The punch is a core technique in martial arts. It is also one most ineffective and misunderstood techniques particularly in internal martial systems. . .
The Fists, back fist and body pushing fists are in Tai Chi boxing.
Their use is mirrored by the Transformations of the Metal, Water, Wood, Earth & Fire of early Chinese Cosmological & Medical systems.
Fist Techniques Traditionally Create Unity ?
However because the punch is the natural response of the fight and flight mechanisms it is subject to emotional difficulties...
perhaps the most unwarranted outcome of a forceful punching is the sense of power conferred to the novice,
Ego disturbs the empty mind,,
the punch comes from the senses, like the push, it maintains health and clears the mind
to rest the spirit,
One must be calmly energetic concentrating within. Encourage the balance of muscle, sinew, blood and inner strength. These energetic and physical techniques/principles are difficult to master in their entirety. To succeed one must learn to become an dynamic expression of Yin and Yang in developing both sensitive acceptance (Yin) within expressive action(Yang). In summation - one's form should extend and contract, be firm and light. Expression should be playful not habituated. Be integrated but at ease. In a sense the mind is mentally focussed but perceptually loose.
The form and expression of Chi should be focused by will and Chi must flow effectively without interruption!
IT IS ADVISABLE IN EVERY DAY ACTIONS TO ALLOW THE BODY TO DEVELOP A EASY AND SERENE DISPOSITION. YOUR FORM IN ACTION NEEDS TO BE CAREFULLY EXAMINED FROM THE HEAD TO THE NECK, SHOULDERS, ELBOWS, WRISTS, PALMS, FINGERS. THE CHEST WILL BE SOFT AND RELAXED. THE WAIST IS DIRECTED THROUGH THE HIP JOINTS WITH THE ENERGY ISSUING FROM THE REAR LEG TWINNED WITH THE FRONT LEG. THIS IS DIFFICULT TO ACCOMPLISH WELL.,
THE SPINE IS CURVED IN AN UNBROKEN ARC UNTIL THE NECK. BREATHING IS PARAMOUNT AND SHOULD BE PRACTISED WITH NATURALNESS AND EASE. ONE USES THE MIND. THERE IS A HOLLOW SPACE HELD BETWEEN THE LEGS SIMILARLY WITH THE ARMS PITS AND TORSO. ONES PRACTICE IS BEST SERVED BY USING THE MIND RATHER THAN SIMPLE FORCE OR UNWARRANTED EFFORT,
find form in emptiness
Keep Smiling Inside!!
Without a sense of fun there is no art!!