“Germany 2011 Private Workshop 3” Online Video Trailer

by Shopmaster on 2012/01/23

There is nothing better than a real personal, hands-on experience with Master Chen Zhonghua but this comes very close to it.  Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 69 min.   In: English   Year: 2011  Difficulty:2/5  At:Germany

Germany 2011 Private Workshop 3
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bruce.schaub January 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

ach du lieber!!! this series of private workshops in germany are really exceptional! which is saying alot considering how fantastic Master Chen’s video’s are normally… there are many high level concepts that are explained with great precision in language and ability, that usually remain behind closed doors…. the usage of empty space to complete alignments is one that really brings alot of other concepts together into cohesiveness….. the idea that structure is a means of utilizing empty space, and that we must alter how we view\ think to make use of this concept is so important!!! really brings together concept’s like don’t move and proportionality related to the golden ratio…. i think the power of emptiness is sometimes lost on people who don’t understand the Tao. emptiness has no limit…therefore it is infinite…because it is infinite, it has infinite potential, to know it is to be very close to the Tao… to see this ancient taoist concept utilized in such practical ways in taiji is incredibly exciting… i hope everyone can grasp the profound meaning in the contents of these videos…my sincere thanks to Master Chen for making them available and to Michael and Hendrik for sponsoring the event…… “schnieden” !!! i love it

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Gary Readore January 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The Germany Workshop series is exceptional. Really brought home and clarified the whole concept of “not moving” as well as “not pushing” but utilizing the extension/stretching and separation of the joints to produce the movements. Also, clearing up the concept of everything needing to be on a “line”. I’m actually able to apply a technique or two (to a limited extent now). It’s all starting to make more sense, and my concept of how things need to be done is changing greatly. The stuff I’ve read in the taichi classics is starting to make “real” sense now.

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Alex January 26, 2012 at 9:21 pm

wow, sounds particularly good. For those that have seen this, is the concept of empty space discussed just in video 3, or are the concepts pretty much built up throughout the entire 3 series?

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Calvin Chow January 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

This video is good to show that “close” is to set up you opponent to your line of force by jamming into the opponent’s netgative space. Once it is set, you “open”, that is to extend out your body front and back to bounce him out. It is great to see how Taiji works practically in martial art.

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Niko January 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

This week in bavaria with Master Chen was amazing.
I had the impression, that my learning and understanding of the art was on a higher level
compared to the time on the mountain. Sometimes Master Chen showed something and i
could use it immediatly. In the beginning of the first session e.g. , he showed me to lock the palm
on the opponent´s chest and just use the fingers to create a spot on the torso/shoulder. I´am still
profitting just from that lesson and it keeps me busy. There were a lot more push-hands “scenarios”,
were i benefitted a lot from his instructions and explanations. Personally, i had the feeling, that ability
and skill start growing together.

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