• 2014年五月24-26日大青山国际太极拳大赛
  • May 24-26, 2014 Daqingshan International Taiji Competition
  • 2014年五月24-26日大青山国际太极拳大赛
  • May 24-26, 2014 Daqingshan International Taiji Competition
  • 2014年五月24-26日大青山国际太极拳大赛

Master Chen Zhonghua is offering zoom online classes with different session times on Foundation and Yilu. The schedule is as follows: Read more

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Chinese Class

Separation of Yin and Yang

  • 先合后开 xian he hou kai – Together at first, separate later.
  • How it separates, the rate it separates can be regulated later.
  • e.g. Six Sealing Four Closing, Punch covering hand

English Class

We need both horizontal stretch and vertical stretch in the form. We focussed on using the kuas in the movements.

Cloud Hands
  • Push the foot into the kua to kick start it.  Movements need to be initiated by the kua.
High Pad on Horse
  • Pull down with the kua, but don’t allow the arm to go down. The armpit will open up and cause the arm to go up.
Rub right foot/Rub left foot
  • Use the kua to initiate the turn. The torso must stay within the cylinder.
Buddha’s Warriot Attendant Pound Mortar
Kick left heel
  • Make sure that there is a veritical rod, before we stretch the two arms and kick with left heel.
Punch to the ground
  • Rotate the two kuas to cause the fist and torso to go down. The fist does not move.
Cross Hands
  • Use the kua to transition to Fist Drape Over Body.

Train the form with the arms at all. Focus on using only the kua to do the entire form.

Cross hand
First only open the hands without any other movements. Then push the shoulders to open/propel the arms.

Fist draping over body
Rotation driven by the kua. More kua.

Step up to double push hands
When turning to the left, rotate on L shoulder-kua to bring the right foot forward.

Brush the knee
Different body parts need to go over as you rotate.

Flash the back
1. First in with elbow, elbow need to go over the line by rotating the R shoulder and kua. Hand is grabbing the opponent’s wrist.
2. Every turn, the elbow need to go over a line/dot to the other side.
3. After stepping the R foot behind, before the turn, establish a rod on the L elbow and kua. We use the lever to throw.

Step up to punch covering hand
The punch is a tear between the hands and then driven by the kua. It is like tearing the fabric, after the punch both arms open is because all of a sudden the fabric breaks.

System of the training is 3.
1. Learn and practice. Normal.
2. Get corrected. Break up the moves. Train with a focus so no body parts(armpits and kua) are left behind.
3. Come back to normal but you are different.

后发制人 hou fa zhi ren
Rear issue control people. Taiji is a rear-handed martial art. The front is only getting ready. The fire is at the back. Like the bow and arrow, slingshot.

Going over
Going over a peak, a dot or a line. Going over the demarcation. The demarcation can not move.

In today’s class, the following students received partial Yilu corrections. The focus of the class was going over.

  • Louis Sacharske
  • Tomek Raganowicz
  • Kerstin Frotscher-Kummle
  • Kevin Chen
  • Travis Knaub
  • Yuxin Liu
  • Paul Pryce

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Going Over – We focus on this concept in several moves today.

Flash the back

  • After elbow-in, we use the kua to cause the elbow to go over, so that we can grab the opponent’s wrist on the other side.
  • The other elbow moves in this move also requires going over to break the opponent’s arm at the elbow.
  • Before turning backwards, we just lock the left hand, and bring the right foot over to the other side. Read more

Recorded Oct 28, 2020 in Panama. Started PM mid Sept 2020