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Old 02-11-2010, 12:12 PM   #8
Mike Sigman
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Re: YouTube: Li Chugong teaching taiji usage

Jonathan Wong wrote: View Post
That type of throw depends on the "uke's" force and intent, right? Not saying it isn't awesome, but just that the uke could make it look crappy/not work just be being limp, to some degree, yes?
That's basically true, Jonathan. However the joint-lock makes it difficult for Uke to be able to be totally relaxed. Li has good body conditioning/training and releases a nice small pulse, but there is a bit of overreaction by the Uke so I can't really judge how powerful Li really is. I'm sure he's quite powerful, but I just can't judge much with cooperative Uke's in a situation like this one.

2 cents.

Mike Sigman
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