“Circle Corrections Daqingshan 2011” Online Video Trailer

by Shopmaster on 2011/06/23

Master Chen corrected circles of 12 students. Good video to see if you have the same mistakes.

Author: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 27 min.   In: English   Year: 2011  Difficulty:2/5  At:Daqingshan

Circle Corrections Daqingshan 2011
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KT June 23, 2011 at 2:52 am

When Master Chen does the demonstration, it looks and sounds so easy. But when you try to do it youself, it becomes so difficult, especially the second half circle. If you stand correctly and pay attention to the priciple, you can do the first half relatively easy. But the second half is another story. The coordination among the fingers, the different parts of the shoulder, the head, the kua, and the rotation of the forearm is very delicate. The head and kua must stay where they are and the fingers and shoulder must move in proportion. One milimeter too long or too short, everything is lost.

Corrections with different students in this video give you a complete picture of what is right and what is wrong. Review this video every now and then will help to engrave the important pointers in your brain and nerve system and you skills will surely improved. After all every move in the Practical Method is part of the circle, positive or negative.


ksloke October 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

May I ask what is the purpose of lowering the shoulder in the second half of the circle? Is it to maintain the hand-body relationship so that the force can be transfered to the back leg?


Chen Zhonghua October 17, 2011 at 12:48 am

There is a guideline (invisible) that determines which plane your circle is on. Lowering the shoulder on the way back ensures that the second half of the circle on on top of the line. Without knowing this, the circle is actually only a movement, not a circle.


carmitsu54 May 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Wow, such great information. A lot of help in understanding some of the complexities of movement. It is easy to see how important and good the feed back is from this kind of direct instruction. I look forward to this instruction when I go to my first workshop with master Chen in May.


carmitsu54 June 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Even if you are not practicing the practical method there are some great tips about alignment. If you are doing the practical method then you can find so many things here. What to do and not to do. It is really the next best thing to being there. Taking different body types, size, age …… then working them through the circles. Also, it is my perception at this time that the Yi Lu form has a positive and or a negative circle in just about every movement so knowing the circles is crucial to learning and knowing the form…..


charlie wishon January 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm

A must video for correct understanding on the 9 parts of the circle.
Thank you Chen Zhonghua and fellow students !


gawainsiu May 7, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Valuable, precise and clear explanations. Thank you Master Chen for sharing.


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