Master Xu YiZhen TaiChiChuan Sparring

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This video is of Master Xu Yizhen of Beijing sparring during Tai Chi Chuan practice with student Ivan.

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8 Responses to Master Xu YiZhen TaiChiChuan Sparring

  1. Tim says:

    I have seen this before and it is an Interesting two person drill, but it is not taijiquan and it is not sparing

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    You know Tim I had a lot of questions regarding this. I was wondering if it might have been a two person form from Taijiquan. Because it certainly does not look like anything I have seen before in respect to Taijiquan. Certainly it is not sparring as you or I wouid define it.

    • Tim says:

      It is not any two person form from Taijiquan I have ever seen. I have seen a couple two person forms in Yang from different lineages and one form Chen, but I cannot be sure it is from the Chen family. This may be a traditional form from another family but I think it is something Master Xu Yizhen made up. Nothing wrong with that but I don’t think it is Taijiquan

  3. Tim says:

    I should also add that my Yang Sifu places little emphasis on the two person form. He thinks it is a nice thing to learn but he feels training it to much will lock you into a pattern that will get you hurt in a real fight as well as train you to not follow the principles and basics of taijiquan. He has taught it once in the almost 20 years I have been training with him

    • Brian VanCise says:

      I personally like two person movement together where there are unpredictable movement that the practitioner has to adjust to. Two person form where both practitioner’s know what is coming conditions a movement that may not be available in a violent encounter. I am sure your teacher probably feels the same way and that is why he has put no emphasis on it.

  4. Kerry Krick says:

    Would look good on the big screen, choreographed.

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