“Upper And Lower Body Coordination” Online Video Trailer

by Shopmaster on 2011/03/22

1. Upper And Lower Body Coordination 2. Rhythm In Yilu 3. How To Do A Proportional Movement

Author: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 26 min.   In: English   Year: 2011  Difficulty:2/5  At:Maple Ridge

Upper And Lower Body Coordination
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Gary Readore March 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

This is an excellent video and will totally change the way I look at and attempt to do the Yilu form. This cleared up some questions I had about what I really was supposed to be doing, especially about the center not moving and how the center shifts from move to move. The tie-in to push hands was enlightening. This is so different from almost all taichi out there and is counter-intuitive to what one would think, but it actually makes sense. What Master Chen is so openly teaching is a “wisdom” that very few have. Thank you!

Gary Readore


lawrencekoh March 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

erm. At 1.19 of this trailer, when the right hand came out, was that the ” hand out ” of the positive circle?


Chen Zhonghua March 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Yes, it is. It is exaggerated and pronounced for the purpose of demonstration. In real Yilu practice, it will be done in a way that you cannot see it.


James Tam July 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I found this video very educational and to the point. In close to 30 minutes of video Master Chen explains very clearly, with demos, of the how the upper and the lower body differ in their functions within the Practical Method framework. The upper body engages and the lower body does the work. And yet, this is easier said then done to make it work. Master Chen goes into the various components that are needed to synchronize the two and make it effective. He explains in detail the difficult concepts of “no movement” with “proportional movement”. He also describes at great length how and when to stabilize which part of the body and how and when to activate other parts within a clearly identified motion track. This is a valuable video for everyone who is serious about learning the Practical Method. I find that the demos provide very good examples of how to train and develop the key skills and techniques of energy alignment using forms from the Yilu taolu. This video definitely rates a 5 stars out of five.


kim allbritain September 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

This was a subtle but important series of points, the idea of rhythm, of exchanging one kua for the other throughout the performance of eilu. It reminds me of Hong’s poem: “The exchange of curves and the continued replacement of inside and outside”.
Thanks for another lesson Master Chen


carmitsu54 September 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

Wow, a lot of really great detail which will take some time to incorporate into my form and movements. This video was extremely helpful. While not the same as having Master Chen teach in person, the video is clear enough to pick up the main elements that he is conveying in his instruction.


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