Ward off in “Moving Hands Like Clouds”

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Shapes OF Balance

Shapes of Balance

The Tai Chi Forms, even the simplest, are the composition of movements created by thirteen fundamental ways of the force emission, known as “Thirteen Fundamental Tai Chi Forms” or “Thirteen Basic Tai Chi Forms”.

For example, in the form “Moving Hands Softly Like Clouds”, we use the most time “Ward Off” force in the site step. This version of the form is more popular and better known to Tai Chi practitioners.

Although the form “Moving Hands Softly Like Clouds” is possible to performance different way with clearer emphasize of spiral movement of “twisting” force. We use in this case different type of the force emission, “Roll Back”. Second most important of 13th fundamental Tai Chi forms after “Ward Off”.

It is also possible to use different legs’ work by using different positions and steps. For example: “Bow Position”, different types of steps and directions of the movement. The form can be practiced…

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