Thursday, 8 February 2007

Tai chi and Juggling

So recently my training has lead me towards lots of stretching, i have not been traing very much with set aside times for it i have just been doing little bits throughout the day mostly strecthes. This has been invaliable to my training so far i have inreased my range and flexiblility a hell of a lot it is starting to become noticible in my form.

In my juggling/manipulation practise i have been working on contact juggling, the main area i have been working with is my head a balance on the crown of my head and on the temples and forhead (which later will lead to rolls from point to point).

I have found there is a few points on the top of the head where a ball could be balanced, one is more forward towards forhead and one is further back towards crown, the one on or near crown is the one i have been really training even though it is a harder balance to acheive, the reason is i want to keep my manipulation particularly contact juggling in line with tai chi principles as a experiment to see if the Principles of tai chi as taken from the classics will be a useful model to learn various manipulation (juggling arts) and from there use that model in my own teaching.

Also as a side line to the above points i would like to eventually acheive a balance on the top of my head with a 100mm acrylic ball all the way through my tai chi form (or as much of is as possible bearing in mind Snake creeps and Low punch)


Russell said...

Who reads this? ;)

Just Plain Jane said...

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