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Neutralizing the Standing Guillotine

Yang Style Tai Chi Cloud Hands 9. Jin: step forward against headlock

Left: Yang Style’s "Cloud Hands"
Right: "Raise Hand, Step Up" Wu Style

These two applications present a clear contrast of the styles. Yang Style’s larger frame uses lateral spherical structures that gradually magnify as an opponent is neutralized and redirected, while the smaller frame of Wu Style often employs elliptical linear shapes that progressively compromise the opponent’s central equilibrium through smaller framed movements. In this instance, both styles effectively nullify the standing guillotine choke and neutralize aggression with lightness and sensitivity, while maintaining contact and exploiting weaknesses in the opponent’s situation.

Swimming Dragon Video


Our Chi Kung Duo

We have combined two of our best stand alone Chi Kung instructional videos to create the Chi Kung Duo (Ancient vs. Modern). The Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, is thought to have originated with the Yellow Emperor, and, with one look at its shapes and simplicity of movements (based on the Five Elemental Phases) it's easy to conclude that this may very likely be something special that has survived the ages-not to mention the fact that some people swear by the wonders it does for their spine and posture. The Soaring Crane Chi Kung was created by Zhao Jin Xiang in the 1970s, and is one of the most popular forms of Chi Kung the world over. With its specific focus on therapeutic points, patience, and stillness in movement, it rivals the chi cultivation sets of the ancients. The unique "sixth section" (or, Advanced Meditation) is a marvel amongst any and all Chi Kung practices. While we don't advocate practicing two types of Chi Kung at the same time, these two popular and useful forms of Chi Kung practice, that we have combined in the "Chi Kung Duo" are certainly worth utilizing to compare, contrast, and ultimately cultivate.