Author: Chen ZhongHua Length: 48 min. In: English Year: 2010 Difficulty:3/5 At:Edmonton
1. Beginning. 2. Background information. 3. 3 Rings of taiji. 4. 3-Ring relationships. 5. Applications of the 3 rings. 6. Discussion of the 3 rings. 7. Feel on Master Chen Zhonghua how it works. 8. Experiment with the 3 rings.
a. Hands and feet must stay in the outside circle
b. Elbows, rib, outer rim of waist and shoulders must stay in the middle circle
c. Waist,, neck, kua, Baihui, and Huiyin must stay in the inside circle.
Note that some of the body parts are shared by different circles. The sharing of these body parts add/give functionality to the body. Normal human behavior acquires functionality through the breaking of the rules (that the body parts must stay inside the designated areas).
Numbers 1, 2, and 3 are embedded in the graph above. This is how it works. A). 1&2. B). 2&3. C). 1&2&3. But never 1&3 or 3&1.
The above numbers system in verbal language is called, “Thecannot reverse to move backward.”
Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method trains the body to have full physical functions (like the normal everyday human movements and behavior) through a system that requires the body to stay within the prescribed confines. This process is called “Smeltering” (Xiulian –ﬁ¡∂).
Smeltering restores the body to a state that precedes normal human state. Movements will stay within restrictions and will not harm the body.