Yesterday I could attend the class of Nicholas Fung, situated in the middle of Hong Kong. We have been five students and trained for two hours, which passed by surprisingly quickly.

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- First we did fetch water with yoga blocks. We did fifty each side, break and another fifty.

- Then we focused on elbow in and used rubber cords for the feedback. We did again fifty each side, break and another fifty.
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At the moment Master Chen is giving the 21th Practical Method Seminar on Daqinshan. More then 80 peoples are participating and there are both advanced (beneath them many disciples) and beginners.

I want to give you a brief insight of this event.

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Is Taiji logical? 6

by Sarah on 2017/01/12

Today I realised, why I like (our) Taiji that much. We had class (Patrick, John and me), Chén Xù was teaching. He showed us twisting the towel. Push the left foot and then don`t move (one point on the right side of the body), push the right foot, don`t move (one point on the left side of the body). This is the same principle Chen Laoshi explained in this video . When I heard Chén Xù`s explanation, I thought, that this is so illogical. Because, if you lock the right side and turn the left, and then lock the left side – there where you are – and turn the right, in the end you are moving forward. Although I saw Chén Xù doing it, believing his explanation, my mind said: How??? That`s not logical.

Just for joking I asked him about my worries and he said, don`t care about it!

This for me is the challenge and attraction. I always loved maths but practical method is more complicate! It seems to be so logical and scientific, but then very often, for me it makes no sense at all :-)

_1130027Here are some notes of a “Dinner-Lecture“, it was funny to re-listen ;)

  • if you can rotate your shoulder, the power from your body will transmit to your hand; many people fight tough but they have no power, because power comes from the ground, by connecting soledly on to the ground → this is upper body solution
  • when the qua is open, your upper body will connect to the ground, if you can not connect to the ground your power is a superficial power
  • saying: a piece of wood can stand 1000 pounds but if it`s cricket, it cannot stand anything
  • you need to be straight, straight basically meens there is no deviation with the incoming force
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  • notesMost Important: Nobody can see, what Chen Laoshi is doing (except Chen Xu), when he is throwing a stone in the water and waves are appearing, everyone is asking, how to make such waves (form of the waves, etc.), but he just throws the stone
  • first 13 moves: shovel out, waist cannot go forward, has to be zero, only can go down, to push out
  • shovel out means to bypass
  • your opponent is strong in different dimensions, you always wrapping around him
  • all forward moves you have to lock yourself down
  • movements must be led by the piece were I and you don`t touch, move as one piece, like one wall going at you, which part is leading is very different
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How to train Yilu 11

by Sarah on 2015/11/13

I have a question regarding the training speed of Yilu. I remember Chen Laoshi saying, that doing two slow and one fast Yilu (and then again two slow, one fast) would be good. But I am not sure about the context anymore. Here on Daqinshan the „group“ prefer to do fast Yilus (like 4:30 minutes), instead of slow ones (like 8 minutes).

What I would like to know is, if there is a certain method to train Yilu (like two slow – one fast) or if the speed is just depending on the circumstances (learning level, day`s form and so on).

Thank you!