“Role of Hand” Online Video Purchase

by Shopmaster on 2013/08/24

Demonstration on how to use the hand to create a ‘catch’ on opponent
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 21 min.   In: English   Year: 2013  Difficulty:2/5

Role of Hand
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bruce.schaub August 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm

This is a very important video, that elaborates on key aspects of generating and utilizing taiji power: “Chan Fa” ( spiral method, or silk reeling method )

training the body: how to increase range and connectedness, using arching to open the body, concentric stretching to connect front hand to rear foot

methods of using the hands: hands modify and navigate the power that comes out of rotation, using extension and aiming to “tie” your power onto your opponent like a rope, sticking and adhering, much more….!


Andre August 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Great Video, specially good if you are still learning positive circle. Demonstrates on how to cave in with chest, and focuses on the general out with hand part of the circle. A later portion of the video talks about using the hand to catch on to someone or changing the general direction of the moves.

Master Chen I have a question,
when caving in(in the hand out part of any move), is it correct to say that you should “cave in until the stretch meets the spine, then it goes downward leading to the rear foot”?
The last move being ‘foot pushes hand’, and therefore not focused on the chest cave in part at all.

I feel that in my training very soon this question wont even be relevant anymore, but I’d still like a formal answer, for the sake of instruction.

*Initially when i did this, it seemed to be focused much more on the front of the move(separation of arm and chest), as if the back(rear leg+foot here) was just a victim of the stretch, now its much more subtle and i can define how far it goes and where, etc. When i ‘stretch’ it, in a sense, ‘all the way to the rear foot’, it seems to work, but doing it the way I described: stretch till you meet the spine, and then down and to the rear foot. Seems to be sharper overall. Specially the last part with the hand, really gives you control of it.
They look more or less the same when doing it in front of a mirror though. So its more of a question about where the focus is.

Thanks as always. 🙂


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