Knowledge : Body & Posture

This category contains posts regarding body part requirements, postures and single posture movements in the form.

This photo was taken on Nov. 20, 2012. Thanks to Wei Ping and the Phoenix Group!

Chen Zhonghua in Sedona 2012

Chen Zhonghua in Sedona 2012

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31st Chen Zhonghua Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar video. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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31st Chen Zhonghua Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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31st Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Practical Method Seminar.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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31st Daqingshan Practical Method Seminar. Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop on Practcal Method.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

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Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

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Master Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Practical Method Workshop in the Toronto area.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

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Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Workshop in Toronto.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 5 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:1/5  At:Toronto

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Chen Zhonghua’s Sept. 2019 Toronto Workshop Videos.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 10 min.   In: English   Year: 2019  Difficulty:3/5  At:Toronto

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Foot Hand Separation Exercise 2019.09.09 in Toronto, Canada.

Hand/Foot Separation Video

With 6 sealing 4 closing, the forward fingers poke forward and the rear elbow pulls backward, and there is a straight line from the front finger to the rear elbow that stretches.

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For as long as I can remember my mother has been telling me that I have two crooked little fingers just like she has. It is nothing serious, if you look carefully, you may notice a little hump. As a young girl my mother had tried to make her little fingers straight by squashing them between the lid of her school desk. Somewhere along the line she must have come to peace with her crooked little fingers because she seems kind of proud that I inherited this quality from her.

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Tile hand: my crooked little finger

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Taken in June 2019


Taken in June, 2019

Master Chen Zhonghua’s Block Touching Coat

June 29, 2019

Taken in June 2019

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Creating a shell around myself

December 25, 2018

Today, I trained with John Dahms. We discussed about creating a shell around ourselves to prevent ourselves from moving. Creating such a shell is only half of the equation, the other half is that we must stretch/expand the inside as much as possible. This is like a fight between containment and breakout. It is a [...]

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Opponents stop moving when I move

December 24, 2018

During practice on Dec. 23, 2018, we were practicing how to move in after making contact with the opponent. The particular exercise involved the two right forearms touching at one point. One person attempted his best to prevent the opponent from coming in, including moving his arm around. Everyone did this exercise against the others [...]

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Precision and Purpose

August 19, 2018

Precision is a word consistently used in Practical Method Taijiquan. But what does that mean in terms of practice? One aspect during Yilu is to not only complete the movement, but to know exactly where that move is aiming towards (which is why knowledge of applications is important). It is not enough to repeat the [...]

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Kelvin Ho Positive Circle Correction on Jan. 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

Master Chen’s comments:

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Health and Physical Benefits of Practical Method

November 23, 2017

I have fascia problems that limit and sometimes interfere with certain movements originating from a car accident and then being pushed on my tailbone 15 years ago. In October, my physio-therapist told me that my hips are opening and to continue with whatever exercises I was doing. I simply said that I am doing a [...]

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Equal and Opposite

September 17, 2017

This video describes in taiji what we do is equal and opposite to the result we desire.

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Fetch Water in Toronto on Apr. 1, 2017

April 24, 2017
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Buddha Warrior Attendant Pound Mortar First Turn

April 23, 2017
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Teaching Notes for Richmond Hill Class on Mar 4, 2017

March 4, 2017

We worked on a few different moves in the form today. The first 3 moves required standing on one leg. White Ape Presents Fruit (Drilled 50 times on each side) Kick with Right/Left Heel Turning Flower out of the Bottom of the Sea Punch to the Groin Punch to the Ground Turn Over Body and [...]

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Turning Flower Out of the Bottom of the Sea

February 25, 2017

1) Maintain a non-moving vertical rod from head to left heel throughout the action. 2) Hold the right forearm in front of the chest with a fist, while the left fist is on the side of the body. 3) Throw the right fist down to the right side as hard as possible with a raising right knee to [...]

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Head and hand: 2 points in different dimensions

February 2, 2017

One of my corrections from Sifu during a private lesson in 2015 was on separation of hand from my head. For instance, when out with hand in Single Whip, as I placed emphasis on the stretches when my hand went out, my head would follow…this would occur at varying degrees, yet that isn’t relevant because [...]

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Twisting the Towel, Fetch Water and Six Sealing Four Closing on Jan. 21, 2017

January 22, 2017

Today, we focused on the details of 3 foundation exercises: Twisting the Towel Fetch Water Six Sealing Four Closing

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Initial Closing

December 26, 2016
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Applications, Toronto, March 2015

June 13, 2016

Instructor: Hugo Ramiro Instructor: Brennan Toh Top/Bottom Separation, Taking Up Slack, Creating a Catch, Rotating Without Moving the Hand.

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Switching and Stone Tablet

May 24, 2016
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