Double Weighted is a term that I learned from my Sifu, and one that makes a lot of sense. Basically what it means is that your weight is in 2 places, physically this means that your weighted on both of your feet, and because of that your "stuck" in place because moving one foot takes longer, and can throw you off balance. Typically you want to keep your weight primarily on one foot at any given time, so that you have your root in one foot, and the other is free to step, kick, defend, or be available to shift your weight to. Alot of Tai Chi masters use the terms "The Substantial and the Apparent" the weighted foot has substance, the free foot is apparent and can change.
This also refers to the body and mind as well, when one is fighting an opponent, one must be singularly focused on their opponent and how to take them down. yet if they are thinking about "oh i need to make sure to guard myself, or lift my foot, or resist when he grabs me" then they are double weighted in their focus, as their split focus prevents them from doing what needs to be done, and making them stuck. Their defense should be natural and reactive, while their intent should be in finishing the fight
being double weighted is a mental state in life. Say you have a test you need to study for, and it can mean the difference between past or fail, yet as you are trying to study for it you are talking with a friend online, or playing games or something that is distracting you from the studying. This is being double weighted mentally, because while your focus should be on the studying, it is split between that and the other stuff you are doing, and causing you to be imbalanced and stiff, and may cost you your grade.
But this may not be the case for everyone. Say that by playing games, listening to music, or doing other things, it allows you to stay attentive to your work. This is not being Double Weighted, but rather you are aware of your Substantial and your apparent. The apparent of your music, games, friends, allows you to step, move, and defend yourself; while the Substantial of finishing your studying for you test is protected, balanced, and rooted. So while some maybe distracted by these other things, others maybe benefited by them.
This can be taken further to life goals, like if you want to follow your dreams of being a famous director, author, game maker, or whatever; however you have the life you are living right now that is taking your focus too.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.