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posts - Basics of Testing force & steps in Yiquan
Yiquan (or Dachengquan) is based on the practice of post standing or zhan zhuang,
Yao's method is also focusing in this first video on the
training of Healing posts or
yang sheng zhuang,
the fondamentals in Testing force and steps.
recognized for its health nenefits, Healing posts are also
the necessary basis before training Combat as they
"layer" in setting up a whole body and yet unified power but
also the required mental/bodyrelaxation within the post.
Selection of the most important stances:
accordance to the principle of minimum movements or rather from
non-moving to moving, Yao introduces already in this first video,
testing force which will help the practitioner to extend the spatial
dimension of his issuing internal power but still within healing
last part of this video is explaining the basis of Dachengquan steps: mocabu (mud
stepping). Again deploying the spatial dimensionsof internal power,
two stepping methods: fixed steps and moving step.
The inheritance of Baguazhang
steps (Eight Hexagrams Boxing) can be also perceived in these steps for
those familiar to
successive leading authorities of Yiquan contribute to its evolution
for more martial efficency (timing and positionning) and
benefits (especially for body's motor system ).