Tai Chi Partner Cane Form
This Lesson Contains:
Movement #5 – Look for the Snake
A returns to the offensive with an attack to B’s leg. As he steps in for the strike, A has to be very careful to protect his head by making the roof with his cane. Notice the downward and outward angle of A’s cane.
The head of the cane is rotated up in a clockwise direction to gain the correct angle for protection. This is done mostly with the wrist. If you look at the application pictures, you should see that A sticks to B’s cane as he changes his cane angle.
Focus on sticking to B’s cane.
The right hand, holding the cane, comes up, slightly higher than the head. You are still sticking at this point.
Focus on sticking.
Note: Your objective is to step in and slightly to your left while protecting your head and body. At this point you are inside B’s defense so you are ready to attack.
The cane snaps down in a counterclockwise direction to end with the tip about at knee level. The right arm should be fairly straight without being locked. The left hand is still attached to the right forearm. The striking energy comes from the center and is mostly expressed through the elbow and wrist. It is a quick flick of the arm.
Focus on the cane tip.