Opening the door exercise

by Chen Zhonghua on 2010/07/11

Open the door exercise combination training. |开门动作练习组合。

Master Chen has uploaded a more detailed video demonstrating an exercise to develop the hinges. It is based on move 79 in Yilu turn and lotus kick, with an additional rotation to develop the hinge on the left side of the body.

http://practicalmethod.com/2010/07/the-hinge-online-video-purchase/

 

About Chen Zhonghua

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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Todd Elihu July 12, 2010 at 7:49 am

Sounds fun. Can you elaborate? Curious minds want to know. :)

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Daniel Mroz July 12, 2010 at 9:02 am

I second that! (hi Todd – hope all is well)

D.

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Allan Belsheim July 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

This might be a “if you have to ask, you’ll never get it” situation.

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James Chan July 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Characteristic of a door: the door is hold up by hinges in a straight line, thereby it has an axis, thereby it can rotate, thereby it can open and close. We need to imitate that damn door when we practice Taiji.

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Todd Elihu July 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Hi Daniel, Allan, and James! Hope you all are doing well.

I, too, thought of the door hinge analogy, but “open the door exercise combination training” makes me think that it might be some sort of intense regimen designed to push a practitioner over a mental/physical threshold. I was especially intrigued by the nominal phrase “combination training” and would be tickled pink to see a brief description or a video clip. I’m not as interested in the “how” as I am in the “what” of it at this point. Perhaps it is an appellation for something I have experienced before. Perhaps not.

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Wilkin Ng July 14, 2010 at 6:59 am

Master Chen has uploaded a more detailed video demonstrating an exercise to develop the hinges. It is based on move 79 in Yilu turn and lotus kick, with an additional rotation to develop the hinge on the left side of the body.

http://practicalmethod.com/2010/07/the-hinge/

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Todd Elihu July 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for the videographic clarification, Shifu!

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James Chan July 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Great video, Shifu. It articulates the concept very well. I am so glad I purchased it.

Everyone: this is a first of a kind and a must see if you want to understand kua in action.

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Ominae1 December 26, 2016 at 7:55 am

This concept is the same used in twisting the towel right?

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Kelvin Ho December 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Yes

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Ominae1 January 1, 2017 at 7:39 am

Thank you.

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