“Stretch in Push Hand” Online Video Trailer

by Kelvin Ho on 2015/03/07

Lock, rotate stretch in push hand, Switching to be longer
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 15 min.   In: English   Year: 2015  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

Stretch in Push Hand
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About Kelvin Ho

Kelvin Ho, Master Chen Zhonghua's disciple, is the instructor for Practical Method Toronto. He has been teaching and promoting the Practical Method system in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Canada since 2011. He has received numerous medals in various Taiji competitions in Greater Toronto Area. He is also a vice-president of MartialArts Association Canada. Like his teacher, he feels an obligation to pass this great art onto others. Contact: kelvin.ho@practicalmethod.ca.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 8:40 am

0:10 The common mistake we have is that we move the shoulder after we use the upper body to lock the opponent. Master Chen instructed Brennan (the student in white T-shirt) after locking, instead of moving the shoulder, he should rotate the waist (or the dantian area) to cause the hand to continue its trajectory.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 8:41 am

1:05 When we lock one part, it cannot change or move anymore when the 2nd action is added. The 2nd action must hit the same part that is locked.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 8:41 am

2:30 With the part that is locked, the 2nd action will cause the power to come out of the first locked part.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 8:41 am

2:49 In the two demonstrations of the leg movements, what’s the difference? The first one is using the underside of the front leg to pull the rear leg up. The 2nd one is using the rear leg to push forward.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 8:41 am

4:42 Within our body, we find a position to lock something, and then stretch something else. In the demonstration, the right shoulder is locked to the right kua, the right hand is then stretched out from that shoulder-kua axis.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 8:42 am

6:15 The appearance of water can go over/around a rock demonstrates its ability to stretch from one spot to another. We normally view that as the flow of water. The image of a slinky going down a staircase comes to mind. Movements are created by differential in pressure, e.g. there is no wind if there is no difference in air pressure.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

8:40 Master Chen typically will touch the opponent 3 times, to make the opponent think that he is at a certain place, but the 4th time he is no longer there.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

9:28 Master Chen showed clearly how he made the student feel the power at the student’s chest on the initial contact, then Master Chen switched to a different spot on the student’s body. He used the stick to illustrate that he moved something that the opponent couldn’t see.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

11:07 Watch carefully the two different actions he did. The first one is moving the front forward, the second one is moving the back backward. We need to reach a level that we are doing all sorts of things, but the opponent totally is unaware of them.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 10:28 am

13:15 Eventually, all the important moves are done 100% without detection by the opponent.Eventually, all the important moves are done 100% without detection by the opponent.

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Kelvin Ho May 22, 2020 at 10:28 am

14:30 We need to have good foundation. We use the ground a lot because it is typically not moving. However, if there is something over your head that is not moving, that can be used as foundation as well.

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