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gdandscompserv
09-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Fascinating and enlightening read. Enjoyed it very much. Wish I had someone to teach me the forms described in the latter half of the book.

eyrie
09-08-2008, 07:05 PM
Ricky,

Weren't you paying attention in this thread (http://aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15045)? It's not the form dummy... :D

gdandscompserv
09-08-2008, 07:11 PM
Ricky,

Weren't you paying attention in this thread (http://aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15045)? It's not the form dummy... :D
You mean I can learn it just by reading it?:cool:

dps
09-08-2008, 07:41 PM
You mean I can learn it just by reading it?:cool:

No, you have to feel the book to understand it.:D

gdandscompserv
09-09-2008, 08:36 AM
Swimming in air is an interesting concept.

gdandscompserv
09-19-2008, 06:20 PM
"After the ch'i sinks to the tan t'ien, it is commanded by the mind and led to the hip joint, then to the heel."
~Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
A question for the internal stuffs guys;
Is this the intent you speak of?
Is this a principle of internal stuffs as you know it?
What specific type of training, physically speaking, would one do to develop this 'command' skill?

Sincerely,
Ricky

Mike Sigman
09-19-2008, 08:04 PM
What specific type of training, physically speaking, would one do to develop this 'command' skill?
Try clicking your heels together three times while your eyes are closed and each time say, "I want to go home".

Hello Kansas.

;)

Mike

P.S. "Cheng 'Tzu'" is Cheng Man Ching

gdandscompserv
09-19-2008, 08:41 PM
Try clicking your heels together three times while your eyes are closed and each time say, "I want to go home".

Hello Kansas.

;)

Mike

P.S. "Cheng 'Tzu'" is Cheng Man Ching

I tried that once and ended up in Yermo, California. Not sure I'm ready for the next trip yet. But if you could assure me that if I do it again I'll end up in Dan's barn I'll surely try.
BTY, I didn't detect a note of passive-aggressiveness in your response did I?;)
And thanks for the P.S.
:D

eyrie
09-19-2008, 09:29 PM
"After the ch'i sinks to the tan t'ien, it is commanded by the mind and led to the hip joint, then to the heel."
~Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan
A question for the internal stuffs guys;
Is this the intent you speak of?
Is this a principle of internal stuffs as you know it?
What specific type of training, physically speaking, would one do to develop this 'command' skill? The question I would be asking is how to "sink the chi to the tan tien".... "commanded" doesn't seem like the right word. Maybe more like "directed"?

Mike Sigman
09-19-2008, 10:35 PM
The question I would be asking is how to "sink the chi to the tan tien".... "commanded" doesn't seem like the right word. Maybe more like "directed"?"Directed" would be a lot better than "commanded", I agree. Often a lot of focus is put on some English speaker's chosen term of translation and people miss the fact that many different descriptive terms are really about the same few phenomena. For instance, I might have chosen to say that a jin-path (or "groundpath") is formed by 'mind-intent' from the foot to wherever it is wanted... it would be saying the same thing as in the quote.

FWIW

Mike