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Old 06-17-2012, 08:31 AM   #26
Chris Parkerson
Dojo: Academy of the Martial Arts
Location: ohio
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 740
Re: Teachings and Trajectories

I have a few Kenpo acquaintances that talk about it and have demonstrated their body folding and throwing techniques to me while explaining it. But I could not visualize it that well. Perhaps it's model was more intricate that what my "inner knowing" needed.

But that is why I asked Chris Li.

My training in Tai Chi and Hsung-I gave me a rudimentary feel for the Baqua palm interchanges. And I find that model to be very helpful in doing my aikijujitsu techniques. My training buddies and I also began using the word "qua" as am opening and closing of the various key joints. While I may be misusing the word (I have been accused of such in other threads), it provided both an insight and a language for us to go beyond technique and further exploring the biomechanics of what causes vipers to fall down. Thus, in time. Your body just feels the closing of the opponent's hip qua and immediately knows where the throw should be.

Waging peace,

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