Bruce Schaub Yilu first 13 moves on Jan 26, 2012

by bruce.schaub on 2012/01/27

About bruce.schaub

I studied Yang style taiji for 5 years and Wu Style taiji for 15 years, until beginning Practical Method in 2011. I was accepted as GM Chen Zhonghua's disciple in the summer of 2014 in New York.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Chen Zhonghua January 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

0:15 you pushed up with hands. It should be down with elbow towards dantian.
0:22 both elbows were blocking the way the hands went out.
0:26-0:35 when your right hand goes out, do not move your spine and head. Do not move forward at all.
0:42 when left foot steps out, do not move the left should forward. It is like stretching the left foot against your right hand hook. Left shoulder movement (even intention to move) blocks the energy.
0:57 both hands came up. They should go into the move without moving up first.
1:00 on while crane the right shoulder was blocking the movement.
1:25 the front hand moved.
1:38-1:41 right shoulder in the way.
Overall the 13 moves were done very well. Speed is good. Body is stable.
Recommendations: You need to work on making sure that the elbow does not protrude. Other comments will be meaningful only after you deal with the elbow issue.


bruce.schaub January 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

OH my goodness…. i just realized you had given me corrections. i didn’t see them until just now! thank you so much for taking the time to do that. i know your are very busy (it seems as if you are in many places at the same time) i will be working on them…thank you.


Khamserk January 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Nice training spot! Also nice job on the 13 moves!


bruce.schaub January 29, 2012 at 7:03 am

Thanks! hey, i really enjoyed your article on “how can we make progress?” … nice work..and good advice, Master Chen’s precision with language is as deliberate as his movements. I enjoyed the reference to Baoding the Butcher….. Chuang Tzu?


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