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Hold a rod not by grabing it with the whole palm, but split the span into two dots. One dot on the index finger underneath the rod acts as the pivot, and another one at the root of the palm placed above the rod acts as the balancing arm. We can tilt the rod the other end of the rod this way without lifting the rod itself.

This is what allows the power to go along the rod to the other end, and it is said to go over.
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- Today we worked on Pole Shaking (Positive and Negative Circle).

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 74 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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During training (when we are not yet successful), we use extra effort and focus to get it. It is tiring.

Once you are successful, the body gets used to it and will not be tiring anymore. The hair has been combed. The effort has gone through a filter. Read more

This lesson is about staying on topic, and then categorization within a topic.

There are only 3 types of movements in Practical Method:

  1. Elbow-in (Pull)
  2. Hand-out (Push)
  3. Rotate Read more

The axis in real usage exists only functionally. 滚珠轴承 Ball Bearing.

We create a shell (restriction) on the outside, then the axis inside must exist, but you can’t touch it unlike a real rod in a globe.
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Key things, e.g.

  1. Forward is to push.
  2. Backward is to pull.
  3. Middle is to rotate.
  4. Separation of yin and yang

We must remember the key things even if we don’t understand it. Read more

Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 76 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 67 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Chinese Class

Shoulder and kua must be open to be able to find a relationship.

Yin-yang is a relationship. We train to seek such relationship in different body parts.

Going straight is to hit (打).
Rotation is to avoid/neutralize (化).
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Chinese Class

When we rotate, if the rotation goes forward, the entire object must move back to balance it.

Rear kua rotates forward, the kua itself must go backwards.
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Chinese Class

45 degrees vs 90 degrees

90 degrees are theoretical.

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When we do the correct taiji actions, your opponent will always feel your actions are awkward to him. We just do what we train to do.

对手对不上。

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Negative Circle

  1. First adjust, lock the middle finger tip, elbow-in over the top
  2. 3-way split
    1. right elbow-in to the left rear
    2. shoulder down
    3. right kua and knee point forward but not moving Read more

Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 67 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 82 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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If you ever wonder how lessons are taught in Practical Method Online Classes, here is an opportunity to experience for free from Feb 22 to 25, 2021.  People at different levels are participating in these classes.

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Sink the Shoulder is a glossary for Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 6 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 91 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 68 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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We practiced an empty handed exercise, standing on one leg:

  1. one foot stretches backward
  2. arms from the armpit stretch forward
  3. body goes down (going down is regarded as not moving)
  • Train only arm-foot coordination first
  • Cave chest in
  • Hand and foot do not link to the torso
  • Make the moves small. The risk of linking the torso either to the foot or hand increases with large moves
  • Once the arm-foot coordination is trained and none of them are linking to the torso, we can add the drop of the body. Add it small
  • Torso has a free fall
  • Dropping of the body: to drop we have to create space. Holding a book between two hands, if you create space between the hands and the book, the book is going to fall
  •  Three independent actions: a three way split. Our problem is we always link into one move
  • Analogy: Master Chen can see John and Kelvin on his computer, but they are independent/unrelated to each other
  • The separation of the directions not linking, not merging into each other is what Master Chen describes as “Moves must be clear”
  • The middle (torso in this case) cannot take sides, it must be independent, like a judge. The judge only applies the principle of the law, he/she does not take sides for neither of the two parts
  • The power of hand and foot is totally dependent on how strong (not moving) the centre is
  • As a training method we can rock shoulders and legs. They must be independent from the body
  • If the middle is not involved, every move is correct
  • When the middle is not involved, the hand becomes very powerful. The problem is we always want to move the middle. You realize you need at least 4 people holding you for this move to be useable
  • There is always one move in the Form which clearly  demonstrates the concept we are talking about. In this case it is the first move of White Crane (right after Turn Left to BWAPM) in the 13s. But we must be able to find it in every move of the Form
  • The move we practiced is the “easy part” and it is already very difficult to apply. The reversed part: don’t move the hands, move the body. This is even more difficult because there is no way to fix the hands while doing Push Hands. The hands are interacting with the opponent. It’s a sensitivity issue: you have to create a split of a second when your hands are not moving and you can move the body
  • Taiji is about balance. Balance in the ancient word means scale. Hong uses the concept of Leaver to achieve balance. When you find the pivot, you’re balanced
  • 100% not possible does not means it does not happen. It is like you buying a lottery ticket. The probability of winning is so low, you cannot even calculate it. So it is impossible for you to win. But it does not mean it doesn’t happen. We must understand this!

Lean with back. Turn to the left, stretch the R armpit and R elbow. Keeping that stretch, R elbow does not come close to the body, but draw a circle outwards, R fist is locked to the temple/forehead. Turn and create the stretch from R elbow to L toes, straight line. 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock is the longest line. It is easy to over turn here, losing the line of stretch. (center of the body feels expanding). Pivot on L toes, turn L heel out, without dropping L knee. R kua does not fold or close, it is open, twisted and stretched. Look towards L toes.
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 81 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 70 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 61 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Two power training exercises on BWAPM

  1. Touch the opponents arm, jerk with the elbow-in, if we get stuck, turn with waist.
  2. Next move. Place the left foot on opponent’s knee and grab the opponent’s arm, small elbow-in and small kick to the knee to jerk the opponent.

-Lever

First class. Second closing. Fulcrum is central axis. Power on the back heel. Load is on the front hand.

Second class. Brush the knee. Closing the gap, L forearm and L thigh, L shoulder and L kua compressing to each other. The fulcrum is the hand.
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 77 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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