It is said that Cloud Hands is the essence of Tai Chi. In this short clip, Sigung Richard Clear shows several applications of the move while defending against a punch.
Tai Chi is often thought of as a tranquil art practiced for health, but it is also a highly effective fighting system. In just these few minutes, Sigung Clear demonstrates how to use Cloud Hands as an arm break, an aye gouge, a stomach or groin hit, and a somewhat vicious grapple that can become a throw.
These are just a few of the applications of just one move. Each move in the Tai Chi forms has at least 75 martial applications. For more on how to fight with Tai Chi, visit us at: