Gilman Studio On-Line Lessons

Yang Style Saber Application Form

Tai Chi Chuan


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Lesson 15:

This Lesson Contains:

Side Step

†† This seems to be part of the next two movements, yet it is named by itself. A is thrusting to Bís ribs, and here B steps to the side to avoid the thrust and presses down Aís saber.



†† Here, Stephie is withdrawing since her thrust was neutralized by A. She shifts the weight back onto the left foot and relaxes.

†† Focus on energy in the center.



Side stepping and pressing down.

†† Stephie steps to the left side with her right foot, crossing in front of the left leg. She is still relating to the north direction, but her torso has turned a bit to the left. She is actually going to be stepping in and around A in the next couple of movements.

†† She presses down with the saber guard on the top of Aís blade. Look at the application pictures to get a good idea of what is happening. Notice that the cutting edge of Bís blade is facing to her right.

†† Focus on the guard area.

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