In Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method, body functions are very important. This means that each part of the body has its own functions. It is not a case of the whole body working as ONE. That phrase might have been used but the meaning is not literal.Length: 12:47 minutes分钟 By: Chen Zhonghua and Ronnie Yee陈中华和余永安 Language: English英文 Year: 2007年
It is also sometimes called the division of labor in my previous teaching. This feature is one of the distinguishing characteristics of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. The principle involved in this is “complex tasks are accomplished by each body part doing its own job”. Crossing function is considered a violation of taiji rules.
If you are interested in knowing more about this, please purchase the 12-minute online viewing clip here. In it, Master Chen Zhonghua explains the functions and restrictions of each body part within the system of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.