In 2004, Master Chen told me I held too much power in my knees. Through instruction and practice, I have gradually learned how to transfer more and more power directly to the ground. This has mainly been accomplished by keeping the joints fixed in their spatial coordinates and only allowing them to rotate. However, I have sometimes felt as if some power is being absorbed by the front knee during my movements. While I have had no pain associated with this, I have felt that something is not right and could result in a chronic injury if not remedied. Recently, however, I came upon a subtle, but significant breakthrough which has totally alleviated the problem. Whenever my front knee feels as if it is absorbing too much power, I focus on the vertical downwardof the rear kua. This vertical of the rear kua takes all the pressure off the front knee and creates more overall stability. I can’t wait to test this subtle adjustment in a push hands context tomorrow with my student. This new sense of connection between the front knee and the rear kua has inspired me to return to the “active zhan zhuang” exercise that Master Chen shared with me several years ago, focusing on connection and stretching between various points on the body.