TAI CHI SWORD
I refer to the person we fence or do push hands with as the O. It means the Other, the Opponent or the One. The Japanese refer to their demonstration partners as Uke, the Chinese use Duifang. I prefer to use English and have chosen to use O as it is only one syllable, saving on speech and ink, and it doesn’t carry any nuances with it. Above all we must not harm our O who is indispensable, and remember, to the O, the O is you.
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- Tai Chi Sword by Kenneth van Sickle
- EDITOR’S PREFACE -Tai Chi Sword 1
- Introductory Thoughts – Tai Chi Sword 2
- PREFACE – Tai Chi Sword 3
- KENNETH VAN SICKLE – Tai Chi Sword 4
- CHENG MAN CH’ING – Tai Chi Sword 5
- A ROYALTY OF ARMS – Tai Chi Sword 6
- SWORD DIMENSIONS – Tai Chi Sword 7
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