Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

August 5, 2015

Sabres and Shoulders; Three Minutes Well Spent

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctordilday @ 5:17 pm

Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

The traditional tai chi chuan weapons include the sabre, the spear and the sword. Like the hand techniques the weapons are learned and practiced both by doing “forms” as well as practicing the individual self-defense techniques. I started learning the right-handed sabre form, in earnest, last summer. It’s about two and a half to three minutes long from start to finish, but as a matter of priorities I was still working on the last of it at the end of the year. Since then doing the sabre form has been a part of my four days a week forms practice.

Like all tai chi forms and all other steep learning curves, everything was extremely difficult in the beginning. There are many places where the right arm is pulled all the way back and the sabre follows the line of the thigh; not too tough. There are several other places where…

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