“Iowa 2018 3” Online Video Trailer

by Kelvin Ho on 2018/08/27

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2018  Difficulty:1/5

In this video, Master Chen demonstrated how to engage with Levi the Bull, who had tremendous amount of power. Master Chen went in without letting Levi detecting and powering up, and didn’t execute the final action until the setup was complete.

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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 June 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

0:25 Our movements by themselves need to be proportional, when they were done because of the opponent, they need to be opponents’ mirrored actions.

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

1:25 After we initially contact/touch the opponent, we should not change that anymore. The common mistake is that we continue to bother the opponent at that point. Whatever can we do next? Anything but changing or disturbing the initial contact point.

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

2:35 We need to “protect” the opponent (do not allow him to be disturbed). Whatever change he makes, we need to go along with him. If we push the opponent, he would know and react to the push, therefore, change from the original position (which means the original position is not protected anymore).

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:46 pm

4:39 Every power the opponent applies should cause us to gain space on him. Since we are only gaining space, we are not directly fighting the opponent. We are basically doing our own thing.

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:48 pm

6:38 Master Chen locked his hand touching the opponent and his buttocks, he stretched something in between. Since the buttocks were absolutely not moving, only the hand was allowed to travel on a track when the stretch in the middle happened. This was what he meant by “we never fight, we only stretch”. Once he went long enough that the opponent was about to lose balance, he had a slight rotation. Imagine that you have a telescoping stick, someone holds one end of it, and the other end is against the wall. You extend the stick in the middle. The person holding one end will not be able to stop the extension.

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:49 pm

7:39 “When you are thick, I stretch you. When you are thin, I cut you.”

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:49 pm

8:00 This particular move is worth watching many times. There is absolutely no fight here. While the opponent was trying to push Master Chen to fall forward, Master Chen stretched in that same direction (his forward, down and around), but it reached longer than the opponent antipated. This allowed Master Chen to go around to the opponent’s back, and then he added a stretch using his head to cause the opponent to flip backward.

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:49 pm

9:34 If we pull the elbow straight down, the opponent’s front foot is there to support himself and match the elblow downward power. Master Chen pulled with his right elbow slightly outside of the opponent’s left foot while keeping that foot stuck to the ground. This created a vertical scissoring action causing the opponent to fall back off the cliff.

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Kelvin Ho June 5, 2020 at 12:50 pm

9:44 Whether Master Chen touched the opponent’s chest (front) or the opponent’s back, he demonstrated the concept of “fix the two ends, move the middle”.

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vincent den hengst June 7, 2020 at 5:09 am

`If you want to break a stick, you put the two ends on a brick and you kick the middle.`

`If your opponent is thick you stretch him, if your opponent is thin you cut him.`

Very usefull phrases if you obtain this video and want to practice the two situations Master Chen explains.

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