Every move in practical method is either a positive circle or a negative circle, powered by kua action on a fixed point. Identify the positive and negative circles in your actions, fix points appropriately, power with the kua and then find the sequence. Without all of the above, timing might mean nothing.

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 :-)

Lesson on the parts of Practical Method System.
Gong Fa (develop internal energy) how to move
Quan Fa (choreography) yilu, erlu,
Yong Fa (usage) push hand, loose hand
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 62 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

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Detailed instruction on Qigong Breathing, how to coordinate with body expansion and contraction
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 62 min.   In: English   Year: 2016  Difficulty:1/5

Sydney Workshop 2016-1
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