1/. BODY MECHANICS OF TAI CHI PUSH HANDS
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: WHAT IS IT
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: ABSTRACTS
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: SUPERMEN
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: THE MECHANICS
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: DOUBLE PUSHING
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: DA-LU (The Great Repulse)
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS: CONCLUSION
1. The initial velocity
2. The trajectory angle made with the ground
3. The height of release
1. Linear motion in line with the ground is reduced by air resistance
2. The body is forced back to the ground by gravity
A body remains in a state of rest unless acted upon by a force.
The total force on a body is the product of the
mass of the body and its acceleration.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Rotation of body segments is caused by muscles acting in conjunction
skeletal system as a series of levers. When a muscle contracts to cause motion
at a joint, the resulting rotary effect (torque) is a product of the force and
the shortest distance between the force and the axis of rotation. In levers where
the force arm is constant as it is in the human body, the shorter the resistance
arm, the grater will be the working capacity. This idea is also greatly used in
my sport as the whole biomechanics of a simple punch relies upon the levers of
the arm being at their maximum angle and direction for the greatest amount of
force to be delivered to the point of impact. Biomechanics is indeed of great
importance to the art/sport of kung-fu/ martial arts as this is how our bodies
work and an understanding of these principles will only help to increase our performance in the sort.