Fishes In Eight

Your opponent strikes you with right fist at your right side. You should block his arm with your right forearm in a circular fashion, Photo No. 36. Then, simultaneously attack his face with right heel palm as the left palm takes over the block. Photo No. 37. Another use of this posture is as follows You are attacked with a punch to the acupuncture (Dim-Mak) points under your left arm. You should block down with your right forearm onto your left forearm to form a scissor block. Photo No. 38. Mow...

Taichi Power For Self Defense You Tube

Power is the most important aspect of any technique. If you are unable to knock an attacker down with your first punch then you will have to re-think your art. When you practice with a partner, try to punch right through his blocks so that you are able to lightly touch your target. This will also give your partner good practice at blocking more realistic attacks. This is most important as many martial artists only ever have practice in the school where-by the students don't throw full power...

Play The Guitar

This has a different action to the lift hands posture although the final positions look the same. As your opponent attacks you with right fist to your head you should block it with your left palm across to your right and a split second later your right palm comes up underneath your left palm to cause the attacking arm to slide. You will also kick to the knee area with your heel. Your right palm can also punch to the face. Photo No. 52. This is one of the best fighting techniques offered by t'ai...

Stork Spreads Wings

There are two uses for this posture, the first is the more commonly known while the second is less known. You are attacked with left fist so you block it outward. You are then attacked with tow right fist so you block it downward and kick to his knee. Photo No. 46. OR You are attacked with left fist to your face. Your right palm blocks it across in a circle to your left as your left pal, comes up underneath to take over the block. Photo No. 47. Your left palm looks after the left fist while...

Low Reverse Circle Punch

This punch is used to the lower abdomen and groin area and must be used with a blocking technique, as it is not as fast as the others. With your right foot forward you block to your right with your left palm and as you do this you do a change step' i.e., your right foot is quickly withdrawn and your left foot is advanced. At the same time your right fist is drawn back in a circle and low. Photo No. 147. You now punch up into the lower part of the abdomen with the flat area of your fist. The...

Roundhouse Kick

This is the kick that is most used by kick boxers in tournaments so it should not be used in the street unless you are really sure that you aren't going to receive a broken or badly bruised shin from a well timed elbow. This is one good way to block this type of kick. Your front leg is lifted as shown in Photo No. 159. You now twist your rear heel inward and roll your hip over to flick the right foot out in a snapping motion from the knee. Photo No. 160. You must also try a double kick so that...

Tripping Repulse Monkey

In the Old Yang Style we have the postures of 'Step Back And Repulse Monkey', which appears in the last third of the form, which is the same posture with the same name that appears in the New Yang Style. However, in the second third of the Old Yang Style we have 'Tripping Repulse Monkey' which is different than the more commonly known one. An attack comes from behind so you turn to block and grab the arm. Photo No. 71. You now place your left or right as the case may be foot onto the groin or...

The Front Heel Kick

This kick is the simplest kick of all but it is also one of the most difficult to execute correctly. Usually upon trying this kick for the first time, your foot will glance upward on the bag with not much effect until you discover that you must thrust the waist inward so that your heel is snapped in towards the target and not up and away from it. Photo No. 151. Always put in the particular palm movement with this kick, as you should always block before attacking.

Brush Knee Twist Step

This posture is used to block either a middle straight kick to the stomach or a low punch to the abdomen. If it is the left fist attacking, your left palm will block it over to your left side as you pick up your left foot. Photo No. 50. Or, you can attack with right pounding palm to the chest. Photo' No. 51. The palm strike in this posture should not be mistaken for a pushing technique. The palm stays relaxed until impact and then flicks up just upon striking. NB Additional to the original...