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- Elbow/kua relationship. The elbow must touch the kua. Eventually the elbow always aims towards the kua.

- Integrity of the body. Keep the integrity by pulling the shoulders down and the kua up. The two must compress. Master showed this in relation to turning flowers out of the bottom of the sea on the R shoulder and R kua.

- Wavy Spoon/Pencil Illusion. Hold a pencil horizontally and shake it up and down. The pencil is totally firm, but the movement creates an illusion causing us to believe it is soft and wavy. Our body must be totally firm. When you hit it, it is like steel. The movements of the joints cause the illusion of being soft. Read more

- Train the elbow – lock the hand and shoulder, only stretch the elbow. This is a small movement. No move on the hand and shoulder.

- Jade Girl Works at Shuttles – the jump is for length, not height.

- Step Back to Double Shake the Feet – the feet are switching. They cannot jump and land together.

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  • Iron Shirt ( 铁布衫) – physical structural act.
  • Golden Bell (金钟罩) – same exercise but devoted to the training of timing.
  • Buddha’s finger – to poke.
  • Eagle claw (鷹爪) – to grasp.
  • Vermilion palm – timing based.

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In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections:
  • Spencer Jones
  • Xavier Santiago
  • Winston Wang
  • Josh Landau
  • Jody Hall
  • Paul Pryce
  • Liu Yuxin
  • Ong Wenming
  • Sven Gusowski
  • Rick Pietila
In today’s class, the following students received partial Yilu corrections.
  • Sergey Schepin
  • Paul Carson
  • Carlotta Viviani
  • Paddy Hanratty
  • James Tam
  • Vincent den Hengst
  • Lutz Liese
  • Dina Kerr
  • Ardarsh Khalsa
In today’s class, the following students received partial form corrections. Form corrections are always foundational.

In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections.

  • Spencer Jones
  • Ramona Gomez
  • Steve Doob
  • Xavier Santiago
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In today’s class we focused on Six Sealing Four Closing.

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In today’s lesson, the following students received partial Yilu corrections:
  • Liang Yuhao
  • Alexandra Hasenfratz
  • Sven Gusowski
  • Ong Wenming
  • Mike Menzies
  • James Tam
In today’s lesson there were 47 class participants.

Recorded at around 13,500 Yilus.

In today’s class, the following students received partial Yilu corrections. The focus of the class was going over.

  • Louis Sacharske
  • Tomek Raganowicz
  • Kerstin Frotscher-Kummle
  • Kevin Chen
  • Travis Knaub
  • Yuxin Liu
  • Paul Pryce

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In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections.

  • Sergey Schepin
  • Chris Martinez
  • Felicia Fong
  • Josh Landau
  • Jack Scott

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In today’s class, the following students received Foundation corrections while the class had the benefit of watching.

  • Sven Gusowski – Fetch Water
  • Raymond Dickey – Six Sealing Four Closing
  • Tomasz Raganowicz – Six Sealing Four Closing
  • Fung Chern Hwei – Positive Circle

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In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections:

  1. Jody Hall
  2. Paddy Hanratty
  3. Mike Menzies
  4. Yuxin Liu
  5. Paul Pryce
  6. Ong Wenming
  7. Brian Chung

The primary topic of today’s lesson was Going Over.

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Today’s class on Foundations was held on Canadian Thanksgiving.

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Bevel Gear i

by Brian Chung on 2020/10/08

bevelgear

Bevel gears are gears where the rod or the rotating shafts intersect.

The shafts are often mounted 90 degrees apart, but can be designed to work at other angles as well.

They are used for power transmission between intersecting shafts.

This allows a vertical rotation to be converted to a horizontal rotation.

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In today’s lesson the following students received partial Yilu corrections:

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chenwithhong

Today Master Chen provides instructions and corrections on Six Sealing Four Closing.

- The shoulder has to totally disappear.

- The move is a rotation from the central vertical rod.

- Only rotate from the shoulder. The hand, elbow and shoulder is one piece.

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Today, the following students received partial Yilu corrections.

  • Sergey Schepin
  • Candra Lo
  • Chris Martinez
  • Felicia Fong
  • Gora Nebulana & Zeela

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Today we completed a set of Foundations led by Kelvin Ho. Master Chen provided instructions on Double Negative Circle (symmetric, and alternating) as well as Turning Flowers and Playing with Sleeves from Erlu.

- We have to ignore the details and do the Taiji we want to do. To copy without any technical things. Then add the details.

- When we add the details, we tend to forget the overall thing.

- This is the same as forgetting where we are in the form when instructing. We need to be more fluent with the whole thing.

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Today Master Chen covered the Double Positive Circle and 29. Upper Cloud Hands in Yilu.

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In learning Taiji, Master Chen would often say that we create power with size and restriction. He would also say that we must develop the ability to separate every single part of our body. This includes left and right, top and bottom, front and back, and inside and outside. Read more

Today Master Chen covered the Double Positive Circle.

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Today, Master Chen provided partial Yilu corrections for the following students: Read more

Today, Master Chen covered Foundations and provided corrections on Twisting the Towel.

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Today Master Chen provided partial Yilu corrections.

  • Edward Liaw
  • Bruce Van Slyke
  • Carlotta Viviani
  • Raymond Dickey
  • Steve Doob
  • Winston Wang
(I missed noting some others)

Master Chen demonstrated the Positive Circle today.

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In this lesson the following students recieved Yilu corrections:

  • John Upshaw
  • Brennan Toh
  • Dina Kerr Read more

Master and Kelvin Ho provided instructions and corrections on Six Sealing Four Closing today.

Six Sealing Four Closing – Kelvin Ho

- Hand does not move. Dantian initiates the action. Kua lines up with elbow. Rotate the dantian to push the kua out.

- To connect the rear leg through the kua to the front arm. We don’t want the upper body there.

- Create a line from the front arm to the rear foot.

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倒手 Dao Shou

Master and Kelvin Ho explained, demonstrated and gave examples of Dao Shou.
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Master and Kelvin Ho provided instructions and corrections on the double negative circle. (1) Fist draping over body (2) Double push down.

Master gave a physical example: hold a stick to cross a door that is 3 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
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Master Chen and Kelvin Ho provided instructions and corrections on the following Negative Circle procedure.

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Basic Knowledge for learning

(1) Jiaodui: Re-calibration

(2) Dixian: Bottom line

(3)Can Zhaowu: Reference Points Read more

2020.02.12 悉尼笔记锺百豪 (英文) Sydney Notes by Brian Chung (English)

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Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈式太极拳实用拳法

Master Chen Zhonghua has been coming to Sydney, Australia to conduct annual workshops since 2012. First established by disciples Paul Janssens and James Strider, the Sydney group has now grown to over ten disciples.

Brian Chung & Paul Janssens, Master Chen Zhonghua’s disciples, are the instructors for the Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy.

Classes and Practice Sessions:
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Instructors: Master Chen Zhonghua
Date: Feb 15-16, 2020
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: DJKJ Kung Fu Academy
34 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
Topics: Theory, Foundations, form (Yilu), applications and push hands
Fee: $380 for 2 days, $220 for 1 day.
Register: http://bit.ly/PM2020Sydney
Suggested preparation for first-timers, get yourself familiar with the following:
  1. Positive and Negative Circles: Two Circles of Taiji
  2. Yilu First 13 Moves: Chen Style Yilu 13 Moves
For further information, contact:
Brian Chung
practicalmethodau@gmail.com
+61 423 035 857

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