Jose Figueroa Chen Taiji Interview

Jose Figueroa is a senior student of Ren Guangyi, disciple of Chen Xiaowang. I first saw video footage of him at a tournament in late 2000 doing pao chui (aka cannon fist). Below is a video interview with Jose in South Africa [via]:


What I enjoyed about the video was how he would show an application, then show the move, emphasizing the spiral energy and the ability to change direction. It was cool to see 2 distinct applications for a component of Xie Xing (walk obliquely). I must admit, I have never seen those applications before and enjoyed the close-in nature of the apps.

It was also nice to see some application of the straightsword and how it could be used against a spear thrust attack.

Good stuff from the chen village material!


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