Here is a brief summary of the notes I made in Hunyuan World. I hope I was able to have some understanding from Master Chen´s teachings in the seminar. I am open to any corrections on these notes.
corrections Upper Body:
The arm stretches out more than the lower body moves while maintaining structure (elbow lower than the hand and shoulder, and no horizontal arm movements).
Elbow in on the first half of the circle. As the first half of the positive is completed the shoulder goes down and causes the elbow to flex more. As the lower body rotates into the second half of the, the shoulder continues to go down and pushes the elbow out. The elbow in turn pushes the wrist and hand out.
Not moving the hand includes not rotating at the wrist. Bodymakes the arm spiral. Middle Body: The waist is not the same as the kua . I must understand the separate rotations before I can have body unity in rotating. Lower Body: Front kua goes down, but never below the knee. Front kua becomes fixed Back kua rotates.
of the back kua is as if the bottom part of the femur bone is trying to rotate to the top. It only rotates 1/8 of a turn. This movement should connect to the opposite arm. Which kua is front or back kua is relative to the direction you are rotating. Push Hands: Use the upper body less. More emphasis on the lower body Never give your opponent a surface.
Only have a dot as the contact point. Rotate around that dot and never let your opponent find the center. Push (with your feet) on the point where the opponents stance is double heavy. When you or your opponent are strong in one direction, all points surrounding that direction are weak. Qi Gong: Qi gong is a catalyst for health and martial abilities. Emphasize belt meridian qi gong for my personal health Concept of expanding in many directions when I do Zhan Zhuang in order to develop. I must feel as if my entire body fills up like a balloon expanding in all directions. Other notes: The importance of watching first before doing. Watching advanced concepts, even if I don’t understand them at the moment, will be important later down the road to develop the different skills in Taijiquan.