Master Chen Zhonghua’s Online Lesson on Nov. 12, 2020 – Kelvin Ho

by Kelvin Ho on 2020/11/12

Vertical Peng

  • Going down without doing down.
  • It’s like a telescoping stick becoming smaller.
  • There is no bending at the waist.
  • The peng must be maintained.

Hands always go out (Nothing is outside of being big).
Elbows always go in (Nothing is inside of being small).

炼 – smelting

  • Taiji body is like a dough. It’s not a dough if you just add water to flour. We must go through the training like kneading the dough. We knead the dough, leave it to rest, and knead the dough again. Repeat it again and again. This process is called 炼 – smelting.

Jamming

  • We must create a jam in push hands. In real fight, it is very difficult to create such a jam. It takes a very high level of skill to be able to do it in a real fight.

靠 – Kao

  • A piece of board hitting the target in one piece. Whole body moment.
  • e.g. How the body goes forward and downward in Brush Knee In Oblique Stance.

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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