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Erle Montaigue Compilation

Erle Montaigue Compilation

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This is a compilation of Erle Montaigue's Tai Chi books that I put together some years ago.

For more stuff from Erle, including DVDs, articles and free downloads visit http://www.taijiworld.com/

See also https://www.scribd.com/doc/59695644/Attack-Avoid-Survive-Essential-Principles-of-Self-Defence-Sample-pages
This is a compilation of Erle Montaigue's Tai Chi books that I put together some years ago.

For more stuff from Erle, including DVDs, articles and free downloads visit http://www.taijiworld.com/

See also https://www.scribd.com/doc/59695644/Attack-Avoid-Survive-Essential-Principles-of-Self-Defence-Sample-pages

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hasbeenaddedbythecompilerofthiswork,PhilWestwhilethenormal

textisthatwhichhasbeenliftedfromErleMontaigue’spreviouslypub-

lishedworks.Andprefixedby‘ERLE’. AlsoNote:Ihavenothadthe

time to take the photos for this book and if I wait, I may never pub-

lish it. So here it is without the photos first.

The following work originates from the time when I found that Erle

had made the text to many of his older books available on his

website.Itoccurredtomethatifsomeoftheinformationwasreor-

ganized then the result would be quite a useful introduction to combat

T’ai Chi, particularly for those of us in the lower levels of Tai Chi or

readers who are studying other martial arts and want to see if Tai Chi

has anything to offer.

This is a mixture of various books and some of it is not found in the

other sections on the Articles pages. A lot of material from “How to use

TaiChiasafightingart”I’vetypedinmyself,andI’vealsoaddedsome

text of my own that hopefully makes things clearer. Most of my addi-

tional text is in colour and prefixed by my name, so if these bits are

wrong please don’t blame Erle!

FIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR ALL MARTIAL ARTISTS:

PHIL: There are certain martial arts that only seem to only involve

thecultivationofChi.OnceyouhavelotsofChithereisalotyoucando

with it, but this can take a long time -just what are you supposed to do if

attacked before you reach this level?

Who exactly invented T’ai Chi may never be settled, but one thing

that cannot be disputed is that he (or they) was a genius. The basis of

T’ai Chi is the Form, and this has many functions. It improves balance,

co-ordination, relaxation, muscle tone, flexibility and promotes health

and vitality. The Form helps in the cultivation of Chi but the route that

wetaketoreachthisalsoteachesusaveryeffectivesetofSoft-External

techniques that we can use for defense before we are Masters.

The external techniques of T’ai Chi are very simple but at the same

time very sophisticated. Found in most T’ai Chi postures is a stance we

call P’eng Hinge. This simple appearing posture offers a comprehen-

sivedefensebyjustacoupleofsimplemovesbutoffersavastvarietyof

counterstrikes. Most of these are learnt subconsciously when we per-

form the form.

Thischapterdealswiththepracticalusageofsomeofthetechniques

from T’ai Chi and Pa-Kua which will be of interest to all martial artists.

Fighting Methods for Everyone: Page 1

I’ll cover ways to gain more power in your punching through total re-

laxation and not through using more muscular strength. I’ll also cover

how to gain more power in kicking along with more speed through total

relaxation. Certain techniques from T’ai Chi and Pa-Kua will be cov-

ered which will not only be of use to the style’s practitioners but to ev-

eryone.

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