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Catching the Leg I

xingyi quan falcon 9. Jin: step forward against head lock

Left: Xingyiquan’s "Falcon Shape"
Right: Wu Style, "Raise Hand, Step Up"

Catching the Leg can be an effective way to upset an opponent’s balance and central equilibrium. The Falcon Shape of Xingyiquan uses a combination of a torso bridge with a knee pick to counter a rear attack and upset their balance, while the transition from Raise Hand, Step Up to White Stork Flaps Its Wings of Wu Style Tai Chi employs an ankle trip to both neutralize a standing guillotine choke and imbalance their center of gravity. Both approaches engage the opponent’s aggression with lightness and sensitivity, maintain contact, and exploit weaknesses in the opponent’s situation.

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Comprehensive Chi Kung

The book Chi Kung, of the Wu Style written by Gerald A. Sharp and Patricia Kessler is also one of our most successful book and video combos. Wu’s Chi Kung is organized in two series as follows: The Eight Methods and the Five Elements, both of which are inter-related, yet address various aspects of chi flow and connective tissue enhancement. With over 300 illustrations, it is published in a horizontal format with a wire binding, in order to make it easy to stand up; much like an easel for easy reference during practice. Check out this highly informative and practical Chi Kung book and video special.