Holding Technique is systematic and very complex with all kinds of postures and ways. So it’s hard to master. The points that the Holding Technique attacks are man’s joints, head, neck and other vital points, taking advantage of the weakness and limitation of joints moving actions, using the skill of anti-joint and overdoing the joint movement according to the principle of lever and mechanics in order to hold the opponent. The following are some ways of Taiji Twining showing how to use the above theories and skills to hold the opponent.
A. Twine the Elbow and Catch the Throat
When the opponent moves his right foot forward, uses his right hand to hit your head from the lower upward, you can quickly avoid it and lower your body, put the weight point on the right leg, and quickly move the right foot to the back of his bending leg, move the body forward, use the left hand to twine his right hand at the point of his elbow, and make a little circle from the inside to the outside, try to force him strait his arm with his elbow facing the ground. Then, you can use your elbow and rib part to hold his hand tightly, use your right hand to catch his throat and press down. Your two hands must be powerful and cooperate together. Then, you can use your elbow to hit or wrestle him down. The left posture is similar to the above, only changing the right to the left.
B. Hold the Neck and Hit the Elbow
If the opponent moves the right foot forward, uses the weapon in his right hand to attack your chest, you can quickly avoid his attack his attack, lower your body, put the weight point on the left leg, and use your right hand to push and twine his right hand, lower your weight point, use the left leg to block his bent leg from the back. Then, move the body forward and make a circle with the left hand to hold his neck, and turn your left hand and push upward to hit his chin, try to force him to bend his body backward. Meanwhile, use your right hand to twine his right hand and force his arm straight, his elbow forward the ground. Then, raise your left knee to hit his elbow, use the lever power to hurt his arm, and take away his weapon. Continually, try to beat him. The left posture is similar to the above, only changing the right to the left.
C. Twine the Wrist and Press the Shoulder
When the opponent steps his right foot and bends his leg, uses the stab in his right hand to attack your belly, you should move the body to avoid it and then, put the weight point on your left leg, use the left hand to catch his right wrist, and make a circle around the point of his shoulder joint, and change the left hand to hold his hand and pull upward. Then, move feet forward and press his right shoulder heavily down with your right hand. Then, you can use your knee or your elbow to hit him, or wrestle him down. The left posture is similar to the above, only changing the right to the left.
D. Hold the Hand and Bend his Knee
If the opponent moves his right foot forward and uses two hands to push your chest, You can move the left foot forward, use two palms to press his hands, hold the back of his hands firmly, don’t let them go. Then, you should bend your body forward to press your body weight on his fingers, try to pain his fingers and force him to bend his knee. Then, you can make a circle upward at once, throw him away, or you can turn your body to hold his elbow or wrists. Your catch and hold must be exact, and your waist part must be swift. Your power must be quick and flexible.
E. Catch the Arm and Throw over the Shoulder
When the opponent steps his left foot forward, uses the left hand to catch your head from the lower part, you can avoid it first and then make a circle with your right hand to twine his left wrist, then, quickly make a contrary direction circle upward. Pay more attention to raising his arm with the help of your left hand, try to force him straight to his arm and show out his side part. Then, you should quickly turn your body towards the right and step your foot out, become the riding posture, raise your right shoulder to hit his right elbow, use the lever power to pull down with your hands, try to throw him over your shoulder.
F. Turn the Body and Cut the Elbow
If the opponent steps his right foot and catches your collar or hair, you can make a circle with your right hand to cover his hand, use the power from the hand and body to hold his hand, not only force him to press his throat with his own finger joints, but you can turn your waist right, use the outside of your little finger to cut his wrist. You can hit him with your left elbow to hit the part of his elbow. If your elbow hitting fails, you must turn your waist left and use your body to pull and block his hand, use your left hand to hook his elbow part. When he backward his body, you should use your left foot to sweep his bent leg and take advantage of the power of the lever to throw him down on the ground.
G. Catch the head and throw
When the opponent bends body and moves his left foot forward, uses two arms to catch your right leg with his head pointing at the inside of your right leg, wants to uses his shoulder to hit the root of your legs. When your leg is caught, you must lower your weight point, firm your right foot, turn your upper body toward the right, bend your body, hit his head with your left hand, and use the right hand to catch his chin, hold his head like holding a ball. Twine his head, try to pain his neck, then, take a chance to throw him down.
H. Hook the Leg and hit
When the opponent steps his left foot and use the left hand to push your arm powerfully, you can turn your waist, change your posture to bend your left leg, catch his right wrist with your left hand from under your right hand and twine it. Meanwhile, use your right foot to hook his leg, turn your right fist up to hit his fingertips on his right hand. If your hit failure, you can take the chance to hit his face or chest. At the same time, turn your foot to hook his leg. Your hooking and your hitting must be cooperated closely. You will be a winner.
I. Turn the Wrist and Cut down
If your hand is held by the opponent’s hand, you can turn your hand, according to his holding strength, to control his hand, don’t let it go. The tips of your hand caught by him can make a circle. The size of the circle depends on his strength. When his wrist faces up, you can stop your turning and use the hand caught by him to cut down and force him pain. Then, try to throw him down. Briefly, Taiji Twining ways are so ingenious that they are used to catch the opponent swiftly. When using, you must know the difference between splitting power and cooperating power, and you should get any chance to make a circle and cut out, using the lever power to hit him. Your actions must b cooperated and coherent, then, you will be a winner.
Writers: Zhang Yingzhong, Xin Haiyang