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Marc Heyvaert
03-02-2005, 01:40 PM
Hello,

As promised I have put up a clip of a taijiquan spear-form on my website.

The link is on this page (second clip - 12 MB):

http://users.pandora.be/taiji/Videoclips.htm

The performer is Wang Dianzhen.

Marc

BillT
03-03-2005, 10:44 AM
Thank you for your post. I really like this clip, and Tai Chi spear forms in general. Some of his stepping methods seem different and complimentary to the empty-hand, jian and dao footwork. I haven't been able to find many videos of Tai Chi spear forms. Currently I'm working with Jiang Jian-ye's "Traditional Yang Style Spear" tape. Usually I get advice from experts in Okinawan martial arts on my Tai Chi weapons, but the spear is so different that they simply raise their eyebrows and shrug. I would have expected more Fa Jing in this form. Bill

Marc Heyvaert
03-03-2005, 01:48 PM
Hi Bill,

In this form there is a lot of room for 'fajing'. It is not shown but the spear is a perfect weapon for this.

I have done some changquan spear and I muist say that for me a lot of the basic techniques look completely similar. I gues that with a similar historical military background for the use of this weapon, this is something that is to be expected. But I can't really compare. Spear-form clips are rare indeed.

Marc