Rotation is the result of linear movements

by Chen Zhonghua on 2014/01/10

Rotation is the result of linear movements. There are no rotational moves in taijiquan.

This statement is rather difficult for beginners to understand. It will take some time (about 10 years) to gradually understand this.In general, energy itself is always linear. It is the interactions of different linear movements that cause rotational forces, ovals, and spirals to occur. Therefore, “straight line” is the original state of energy, circles (rotations) are results.

 

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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Kelvin Ho August 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Hugo Ramiro found this, and this was a good illustration of the concept in this article:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=867035839992044&set=vb.135909349771367&type=2&theater#

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Kelvin Ho December 20, 2016 at 10:16 pm

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