THE INTERNAL FORCE WHICH IS WONDERFULLY
REWARDING CAN BE SUDDENLY CONCEALED, AND SUDDENLY EXPRESSED
ALWAYS CONCENTRATE ON THE SITUATION
Hwa-Yu Tai Chi Chuan
"At the moment of opportunity attack at once"...."The opponent sees no resistance, but this is false, for you are concealed"...."one must meet an attack by being calm"..."move like a dragon rising from hibernation"....."yield to heavy attack"...."when contact is made, the inner force comes forth at once".............The basic body alignment.*The neck and head are straight, chin a little low.*The shoulders relax & sink. The chest withdraws, as you tuck the pelvis under.*The sacrum is straight, weight is lowered.*The breathing is relaxed, naturally through the nose, using the diaphram-chest relaxed.*The eyes follow the fingers & palms.Hands feel as if pushing upward, elbow lowered.*The waist precedes the arms (the sacrum circles inward & outward).*Legs slightly bowed, pelvis tucked, outside sole edge, heel & toes lightly grip the floor.*Though relaxed, the body is like a coiled spring requiring only a touch to set it off.........
The late Grand Master John Li
Master Instructor Robert Xavier