There are no complete ROTATIONS!

by webmaster2 on 2008/02/25

One of the terms we hear often in the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system is “Rotation”. This term relates to silk reeling, spiral, circles, turning, etc. It is an inseparable part of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system.

In dealing with this concept, one must keep in mind the following:

  1. There are no complete rotations with any part of the body.
  2. Every part of the body should have partial rotational movements.
  3. According to the number of parts of the body, the rotation is composed of mini rotational movement of each part. The total of all involved parts must add up to 360 degrees, a full circle.
  4. Rotation must involve a central axis.  

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