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Taijiquan Applications- analysis of combat usefulness

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Published on May 5, 2008

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Taijiquan- a martial art that has multiple systems encoded within its solo form which is often viewed as an inferior art in today's mixed martial arts world. Hidden within taijiquan's arsenal are special techniques that include striking vital areas, throws, controlling joint manipulations, chokes, use of punches, kicks, knees, elbows, shoulder, and hip. Taijiquan is a dynamic form of Qigong that incorporates being in the moment to study the breath (qi) combined with movement with the mind set of performing martial techniques derived from the turning of the center of gravity (tan tien) while challenging you to maintain proper alignment to drive the appropriate strength (jin) efficiently from combat posture to combat posture.

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