“Prague Workshop 2012-3” Online Video Trailer

by Shopmaster on 2012/09/13

Matching Opponent Move Exercise, Creating Pivoting point, Rotation: if you feel it, you are wrong, Yin yang explanation, Stepping exercise: leg, erect torso. Six sealing Four closing application. Moving opponent by matching, Push hand demonstration with explanation

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 56 min.   In: English   Year: 2012  Difficulty:2/5  At:Prague

Prague Workshop 2012-3
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bruce.schaub September 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Oh my goodness! Amazing content! The continuous “stifling” is astonishing to me, especially after seeing Steve Chan push in recent tournaments, where he repeatedly dominates his opponents. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but it’s still kind of shocking to see. Not to mention, Master Chen clearly feels like he can handle alot more power applied to him (Steve I mean) because some of the effects on him as he goes flying away like he got picked up by a small tornado are equally impressive to see. It really is like the potential energy stored in a bow, all that tension and compression is suddenly released and sproing, he goes flying. Many, many very important keys are discussed, and I particularly enjoyed the lecture on “reversal” of yin and yang. The concave circle seems to say a lot about strict adherence to this principle in Practical Method.

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Gary Readore September 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

Wow, this is a great video. Clear explanation on not moving the back, rotation and converting horizontal to vertical. This is what true taichi is all about. Now I see the importance of keeping the head suspended and creating a vertical line. Movements must be internal and rotating around a point or line. Master Chen, thank you for sharing these great truths. Now, training the body to do these things is the challenge.

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gigi October 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Master Chen,
In one of yours videos you talk about two balls which rotate like a gyroscope to generate the taiji effect on the opponent.
Regarding the vertical lines from this video, I would ask if one of the balls has a fixed vertical axis and is fixed having just the capacity to rotate around a perpendicular on soil or to rest fixed. Meanwhile the second ball is linked to
the action of spiraling in the point of contact, this action generating the manuvrability like an gyroscope.
Thank you for your teachings and I hope to see you next year in Prague.

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Chen Zhonghua October 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

The maneuverability is like a gyroscope; the action is like a two-ball gear. Whenever you move, you must be free; whenever you act (fight your opponent), you must engage.

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