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A magazine of martial and movement arts, with a focus on the internal style of Tai Chi Chuan
The Trammel of Archimedes
The Trammel of Archimedes can serve as a device to draw elipses, and as the Kentucky DoNothing, it can entertain you briefly. It also perfectly illustrates the interactive dance of two objects of differing gravity—or a Tai Chi exponent taking advantage of his opponent's center of gravity. In the animation, the black square is the "handle."
“Trammel of Archimedes.” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trammel_of_Archimedes.
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