Good to have a blog reader meet up to purchase a copy of TaijiKinesis Vol 1 as a tool to help him decide which Taijiquan school to join.
Couldn’t help but actually showed him some of the things I wrote about. He has also viewed my Youtube channel but couldn’t spot some of the things going on since they weren’t too obvious.
Nothing beats getting shown some of the things that are different in the TaijiKinesis approach to Taijiquan. And yes, the demo can sometimes be a bit painful since the best way to understand about the effectiveness of subtle motion in generating penetrating force is to actually feel it because watching the videos the viewer might think that there is little power behind a small movement.
I have a video that shows this type of small movement. Below is the clip that shows a short range punch issued during push hands. The movement does not look powerful nor impressive but the force is penetrating enough to stop my student.