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Old 12-20-2010, 01:31 AM   #18
Dojo: Aikido Doyukai Hong Kong
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 35
Hong Kong
Re: Spear Training for Internal Power

Tim Fong wrote: View Post
Stills of the spear exercise:
Some of the French Aunkai people have put up a blog post, with pictures, of the spear thrusting exercise.
I just had some observations of the guy in the stills doing the spear exercise, I train Bagua and some Taiji in Hong Kong and my teacher also teaches Xingyi. I practice a lot of pole shaking.

His shoulders are lifted (creating a lot of tension) and his elbows are flared out to the side (not so good for empty hand as it leaves your elbows very vulnerable to being locked). I was taught to finish with the elbows down, and palms facing upwards. I don't train Aunkai but just to throw out there to discuss.
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