A rare quick taijiquan post. Quick take on peng lu ji an

peng – up

an – down

lu – in toward you into nothing

ji – press, squeeze, close your partner. Kind of the “press” in basketball or soccer or other sports. Space is taken, options are closed.

Nothing mystical or mysterious. Of course there is more (including mystery) but why can’t people accept that square one already makes good sense on its own…