“The power of your structure is much stronger than the power of your muscles alone. And that’s the kind of power we’re looking for in taijiquan practice.” — Tim Cartmell | Traditional Sun Style Taichiquan DVD via Three Harmonies Blog
Below is a link to the preview video:
Lots of good stuff on the video in regards to structural alignment and power generation. One thing that caught my attention was the following statement:
4:05 – 4:12: I don’t shove out of my back leg, I rebound out of my front leg.
The idea of rebounding energy out of the front leg is interesting to me and can be the most direct and quickest path to the ground. I’ve heard this concept brought up in the Chen Practical Method as well as in my discussions on wujifa. Interesting …