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Tai Chi Partner Cane Form

 

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Lesson 3:

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Applications from a Different Angle

This is presented in the same format as the last lesson, but the pictures are taken from a different angle to help you see things that might not have been visible from the previous angle. I hope this helps in your understanding of this fun form.

Special Note: Be advised. This is a long lesson, 12 pages, with 46 pictures. It will take some time to download. Please be patient.

 

 

1) Partners face each other.

 

2) A pokes Bs belly.

 


 

 

1) B steps back to deflect.

 

2) A protects her self while she steps in to attack.

 

 

 

 

1) A strikes to Bs temple.

 

2) B steps back to block.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B steps in while protecting upper body.

 

2) B strikes As wrist.

 

 

 

 

1) A sits back to avoid the strike.

 

2) A quickly strikes Bs temple.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B starts to duck.

 

2) B ducks to avoid the strike and protects his head with the cane.

 

 

 

 

1) B strikes As knee.

 

2) A steps back to avoid the strike and neutralizes Bs cane to her right.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B steps in and strikes As temple.

 

2) A steps back and blocks.

 

 

 

 

1) A steps in and protects her head.

 

2) A strikes Bs knee.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B gets his leg out of the way and blocks As cane.

 

2) B quickly steps in and strikes As temple.

 

 

 

 

1) A sits back and neutralizes with her cane.

 

2) A follows with a poke to Bs center.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B sits back and neutralizes with his cane.

 

2) A steps in and protects her head with her cane.

 

 

 

 

1) A strikes Bs knee.

 

2) B gets his foot out of the way and uses his cane to knock As cane out of the way in the same direction it was headed.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B starts to spin around and by A.

 

2) B continues his spin.

 

 

 

 

1) B now strikes the back of As knee.

 

2) A gets her leg out of the way and blocks Bs strike.

 


 

 

 

 

1) A gets behind B and strikes the back of his knee.

 

2) B blocks.

 

 

 

 

1) B spins around to his right and protects his back.

 

2) B strikes As temple.

 


 

 

 

 

1) A steps back and blocks.

 

2) A drops her cane in order to knock Bs cane out of the way.

 

 

 

 

1) A knocks Bs cane to her right.

 

A spins around and in and strikes the back of Bs knee.

 


 

 

 

 

1) B steps to his left to avoid the strike and blocks with his cane.

 

2) B steps in and strikes down on As neck.

 

 

 

 

1) A protects her neck with her cane.

 

This is the end of the form. We will now move into the transition.

 

2) B (former A), does B movement # 3, Hit the Snake. She attacks As (former B) wrist.

 


 

 

 

 

1) If you want to end the form at this point, A just attaches to Bs strike to the wrist. Both are in a neutral position. I will show how to end the form when I break down the form in the next lesson section.

 

2) Continuing the transition, A sinks back and neutralizes Bs strike to the wrist. He is doing A move # 3, Whirlwind.

 

 

1) In order to get into the correct position to continue the form, A steps back with his left foot as he strikes Bs temple.

 

2) B ducks to avoid the strike and protects her head.

 

The form now continues as before.

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