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To Bend or Not to Bend: A Look at Spinal Movement in Taijiquan and Other Martial Arts

By Michael DeMarco, M.A.




To Bend or Not to Bend: A Look at Spinal Movement in Taijiquan and Other Martial Arts

This article presents how the spine actually moves in the fighting arts, not just under ideal practice conditions, but also under more realistic combative situations. Many factors and variables are considered, such as form verses function, the dynamics of body mechanics, and the skill level of those involved.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 11 No. 4 (2002): 24 pages.


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