Master Chen talked about warping as the basis of creating power from unmoving structure. I heard this several times before, only now starting to feel it in my body.
Chen Taiji Practical Method and Hunyuan Taiji on Daqingshan Mountain
One of the activities for full time students at Daqingshan.
Master Chen went over in detail exercises for establishing an axis in push hand and in Yilu. The second requirement is to keep the axis not moving, only then rotation can happen. The arm moves because of axis rotation, opponent will feel power but there is no power on the arm. Photos by Jay Smith.
We are happy to have Carmen Farruggia of Sacremento, CA, USA join us again for this workshop.
by Wilkin Ng on 2012/12/18
A: We are doing push hand as a martial art and that requires special ways other than simple drills.
Photos by Jay Smith
Master Chen gave us detail correction of the circle, always more detail to discover in circle. We also did several push hand instruction session.
This time we are joined by Ernest from Holland, Kim from Florida, Bruce from Denver and Carmen from Sacramento. Master Chen cover many topics but focused on detail of Six Sealing Four Closing foundation action.
The unique feature of Practical Method is embodied in this move as it uses the grinding of two cylinders to generate power. Master Chen Read more
I heard that Master Chen has left the mountain to begin his journey home, stopping over Vancouver for a workshop.Lucky for the fulltime students there since Master Chen extended his stay by a few weeks to oversee the site development. As it has been posted here and in facebook group, Daqingshan is expanding its training facility as it become the center of taiji training for Wulian county. Read more
Master Chen is requesting clips of group doing yilu in landmark location of the local city as part of the Daqingshan Taijiquan festival in 2013.
The festival will be held in last week of May to inaugurate the new Taiji Square, and the plan is to present these clips on the big screen.
Also students coming to Daqingshan can be part of the festival by bringing their local traditional clothing.
On July 6 2012, Master Chen was invited by Weifang Institute to give talk and demonstration at the Weifang University Sport Stadium
In this push hand demonstration clip, Master Chen corrected students mistake of using arm power instead of using waist power.
James Tam from Ottawa left after two weeks. We have students arrived from Germany, Singapore and UK. Master Chen is stepping up the training sessions in preparation for competition at ZiTongShan next week.
The construction for the dam to form a small lake is almost finished, and we enjoyed some rainy days here so there are waters flowing down. Photos and video by Tim Duehring
There are twelve foreign students already, several choose to come early to also join the competition that occurs next week. I don’t feel much joint pain this time, just a bit soreness. Master Chen mentioned that over the years toxin accumulate in a person joint, Read more
Student has to be inspired and be willing to struggle, Only with these ingredients and a knowledgeable teacher, the skill can be mastered.
Below is an excerpt from the book
This will be my third full time course. Why am I going again after 2010 and 2011? Let me list the reasons: