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    Halllo master or forum memebers
    I’m Antoni from Mallorca. I’rewiewing Tae ho, Because 8 years ago i’ve learned this form from master Bing.

    But I really enjoy and better understand the form teached by master Cheng. Master Bing is to gummy, “like a bubble gum” and some times certain movements remain to hide.

    In Tae he explained  by master Ziyi or master Cheng there is no fault.
    Except for one movement. That I don’y understatnd.
    To be easy to explain is the one at the begining that you have used as the picture to present Tai He Quan Part 2. When you catch your elbow.
    What does this movement mean? What’s their aplication?
    Thank you.


    Continue asking help about this movement. Does anybody can explain…. I’be more specific:

    After the openinig when you move to the left while you step in “ma-bo”to the left you execute a left wirst push; then you do the same to the right;  then you rise your hand from right to left like if you control an arm. And then back into the left you cover your left elbow with your right hand while you move to the right to prepare  “shie-bo” .

    So I’m talking about this elbow cover. Can anybody explain me ther meaning or function?

    Thank you



    I hope you take some time and recheck your pinyin spelling – it took me some imagination to understand what you mean.

    I think we are talking about the beginning movement in Tai He Quan before the Xiebu position. These movements can vary greatly in interpretation, but the main focus of the sideway movements is shifting the gravity center, which enables to control the opponent. The movement starts after the first sequence, where the leg goes up and opens with the hip at a 90-degree angle to the left before stepping down. Afterward, you go into a block and counter position similar to Taiji, push hand practice, move your gravity center away, and rotate it – this way, you disrupt the opponent. Suppose any heavy force like pushing is coming from him. One thing should be certain the Tai He Quan is about supreme harmony meaning the forces that come from the outside are harmonized – Tai He Quan is not a form initiated by the practitioner. Still, instead, the practitioner keeps the center in balance.

    Tai He Quan can often be misunderstood and is not a form that can be understood without proper guidance. You are welcome to visit me in Vienna if you want to learn more about it. But with a simple post, we can be sure that even if you understand the movement verbally, it is impossible to understand it practically. It takes years to learn Tai He Quan, and it is an interesting form to learn indeed. The form is simplistic yet very deep and really useful if one wants to go deeper into the Wudang internal arts.


    Thank you for the answer. I’ll take it as a deflection force, like a tui-shu force direction chnge.

    I’ll will love to come to Wien, one day I will, but by now is impossible because I have a ten months old baybie & my way of live has changued a bit.

    Meanwhile I’ll keep my wiew in wudang academy lessons.

    Thank you & health

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