Principle for movements

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2011/03/24

Just arrived in Helsinki, Finland. It is much colder here than in Iceland yesterday. Checked into Scandic Hotel downtown. Had a brief private with Tomi after supper. Here are the main points on basic movements. I am trying to set the rules out for the initial Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method workshop in Helsinki.

  1. Movement must contain two points.
  2. The two points must be on a line.
  3. The two points must be the longest in that particular set of action.
  4. The two points can only move away from each other, or into each other.
  5. All other parts of the body must go into or away from the line created by the two points. This means all other body parts must give way to the two-point line.

We worked a little in relation to the positive circle. Tomi is getting the idea and decided to go home to practice more. I will see him tomorrow morning to check on it.

About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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hengli March 25, 2011 at 4:46 am

tanx for the clear 5 point. I want to try it in my circles. c u soon


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