- 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

- Form 70 High pat on horse. As step back, the R elbow need to keep going inward behind you. There is a second crack with the elbow as your opponent steps away. The elbow is tied to the kua with a rubber band, so there is integrity.

- Form 73 White ape presents the fruit. R in with elbow, rotate on R shoulder-kua line. Rotate on L shoulder-kua line fist stretches longer on the turn. Rotate the kua, hand does not move, the middle has to be tighter than the rest parts of the body. Elbow needs to aim to touch the kua so the moves are deep.
Step back to double shake feet is similar. Both shoulders need to go over. As the torso rotates, the R hand stretches out. Hand out from the top, it is a positive circle.
Both are six sealing four closing. Master Chen had a video before about this move we need to train 1000 times. Pure Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS1xgzN75Qw
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 80 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 78 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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We practiced one knee up one knee down movement. The move after second Flash the back and before going into the jump.
It is the knee movements caused the kua to open, creating a hole which allows the torso to fall straight down.
The going down motion and the torso rotation are one move. The torso is passively dropping. The hands do not move, and the arms are adjusting accordingly.
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 71 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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- 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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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 56 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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- To train the elbow. Lock the shoulder and hand completely, better to ask someone else to hold it, only move the elbow. The movement is very small, like the door hinge. The movement of the elbow is the same as the knee.

- To change the direction of the fingers, we lock the wrist and the hand, move the elbow and the rest part of the body. Once the body is well trained, the movements can be much bigger.
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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 61 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:2/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Form 9 Walking obliquely on both sides.

Stay on the 45 degree line.

- The kick. Make sure the weight is fully on the R leg. The back is totally locked while doing the kick. Stretch from the back of the leg, push the knee into the kua-heel line. Use the middle part of the bottom of the foot targeting the knee. Heel lands without any moves in the upper body.
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 60 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 61 min.   In: English   Year: 2021  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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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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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 66 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:2/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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- Correction on Six Sealing Four Closing.
My front kua was popping up, but need more horizontal stretch. Also need go bigger.
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- Negative Circle.
First count, shoulder needs to go down and the elbow needs to go over to come in. Hand does not move.
Turn with the waist. The torso is a cylinder and has three sections: shoulder, waist and kua. Only rotate the waist (the middle section of the cylinder), fix the top and bottom to create the stretch.
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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 86 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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- We use linear straight moves to create moves that are not linear. Example: How the crane works and how the airplane takes off.
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Direction of Circles Video

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 60 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Topics include: Direction of movements (circles), When to move (Rhythm of movements), Don’t skip any positions (movements must be full), How to jump (Double Shaking Feet), In with Elbow, Out with Hand (The Two Solids of Taiji), In with Elbow in Negative Circle, How Not to Collapse when Moving, How to Generate Power with the Kua, Levels of Taijiquan.

- Training method by restriction. In early stage, we separate the arms from the torso and train the arms only. Then we train the kua only by keeping other parts of the body not moving. Once the arms are in position, then it is locked. Only move the kua. Now the shoulder elbow and torso are called not moving. Otherwise the movements of the kua will be cancelled by the movements of other parts. We want the parts we don’t restrict to get all the training.
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Waist Match the Body Movement Trailer

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 71 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:3/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 74 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto

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- Movements need to be deep enough to make sure every body parts are stretched out. To feel the bottom. Fingers touching the wall and body sinks to find the solid. Read more

General corrections

  • In general, moves are not deep enough, too loose. Don’t feel the bottom.
  • Not stretched out enough. Yin-yang distinction and stability comes from having that bottom.
  • Torso must feel the floor.
  • Not enough intention of power. e.g. Punch covering hand needs that extra stretch at the end to finish it.

Power moves – six sealing four closing

  • Horizontal egg: Power up in with elbow until you hit your ribs. Rotate, don’t lose the line / move your hand. The body/shoulder gets under the hand. Go out straight, along the top of the egg (don’t go out with the hand under the shoulder).
  • Vertical egg: More vertical than horizontal. Then two hands push out from the top down.
  • Digging analogy: Like scooping up water with a spoon. Put the spoon in water. Turn it to pick up the water. Lift. The rotation is like carving out a scoop of jello.

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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 62 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 加拿大埃德蒙顿陈中华太极馆

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Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 58 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:3/5  At:Edmonmton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 加拿大埃德蒙顿陈中华太极馆

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Today everyone practiced some moves and Master Chen gave corrections.

- Three Hats.
Top hat is on top of the head. Imagine weighing 20 pounds so the neck will have to be stiff and straight. When you push up, it is too heavy, the body is actually pushed down. Read more

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 72 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:3/5  At:Edmonmton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 加拿大埃德蒙顿陈中华太极馆

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-Kelvin reviewed the details of Buddha’s warrior attendant pounds the mortar, here is some of the key points.
1. Mid fingers in line with the center of the chest. Read more

Presenter: Kelvin Ho   Length: 63 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto

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Chinese Class

Open the knee

A student asks about how to open the knee.  Master Chen Zhonghua said the idea of opening was very simple. However being to able to do it requires many other simple things to be put together. There are so many that we are unable to do them, and we simply give up. Read more

A few corrections and a bit of theory on Practical Method.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 75 min.   In: English   Year: 2020  Difficulty:1/5  At:Edmonton Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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