Toronto 4-day Chen Taiji Workshop Sept. 22-25, 2011 Notes

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2011/09/23

  • Sept. 22, 2011
    • Worked on not moving the front knee using the positive and negative circles.
    • Push Hands training.
    • First 13 moves training and corrections.
    • Theory related to why the front knee cannot move. What this will be used for.
  • Sept. 23, 2011
    • Using a line on the floor to show positions of the feet and directions of movements.
    • The distance between the two feet.
    • head, should, kua positions.
    • Incremental stretching, like an airport luggage belt.
    • Yilu 13 moves corrections and repetition.
    • Free push hands from 4-6pm.
  • Sept. 24, 2011
    • Open House.
    • Yilu 13 moves.
    • Foundations.
    • Some taiji history and theories.
    • Demonstrations.
    • Door Hinge drill.
    • Stretching drill.
    • Compression drill.
    • Push Hands techniques.
    • Lock, sink and turn. Drill and practice.
    • Push Hands.
    • Private lesson from 5-6.

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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