ELEGANCE AND FLOW IN TAIJIQUAN COMBAT

Wahnam Taijiquan, Tai Chi Chuan

Taijiquan movements are elegant and flowing, yet very powerful



"Defence cum Couner" or "lian xiao dai da" in Chinese (Mandarin) ia a very important combat tactic in Taijiquan. Using this tactic, a skillful Taijiquan practitioner may strike an opponent before the latter realizes what has happened. This tactic is incorporated in Sequence 4 which involves chin-na techniques.

Taijiquan is well known for being elegant and flowing, yet very powerful. This aspec is highlighted in the videos. And in conclusion, all the four abridge combat sequences are reviewed.

  1. Defence cum Counter
  2. Chin-Na
  3. Elegance and Flow
  4. Practice in Solo


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Defence cum Counter

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Defence cum Counter
Defence cum Counter
Defence cum Counter
Defence cun Counter

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Grip and Strike
Grip and Strike
Grip and Strike
Grip and Strike

Chin-Na

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Grip and Strike
Solo Practice
Helpless?
Catch Snake

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Catch Snake
Not Brutal Strength
Release Grip
Release Grip


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Defence-cum-Counter and Chin-Na in Wahnam Taijiquan from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Elegance and Flow

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Vertical Punch
White Crane
Rigid Movements
Rigid Movements

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Wrong Spacing
Right Spacing
Flowing Movements

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Flowing Movements
Flowing Movements

Practice in Solo

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Sequence 1
Sequence 2
Sequence 3
Sequence 4

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Set — Part 1
Set — Part 2
Set — Part 3
Set — Part 4


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Elegance and Flow, and Solo Practice in Wahnam Taijiquan from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


We would like to express our thanks to Sifu Riccardo Salvatore and Carlos from Shaolin Wahnam Portugal for recording these videos.


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