San Shou Dui Da
San Shou Dui Da is the Loose Hand, Two Man, Combat Form also known as the 88 Frame Combat Form. This form teaches the student many new movements and how to apply Tai Ji applications directly. For each move, there is a counter, then a counter of the counter move etc. This practice is the pinnacle of our Tai Ji hand forms and so it is taught after Jian Hua and Guang Ping. Once 88 movements and applications are learned, much more “branches” of its applications are then taught, expanding the practitioners understanding of the plethora of applications available from the form.
This two person form teaches sensitivity and effortless counter movements so one does not need strength to defeat a powerful foe trying to hurt them. At this level, more in-depth knowledge of acupuncture points and specific sensitive targets are taught so the student can use knowledge of anatomy to their advantage in self-defense skill.