# “Usage of the three joints” Online Video Trailer

by on 2013/10/03

Lecture and demonstration of the working of the Three Joints principle. Arm is an example of three joints which is made of three points with only the middle point that is moving. This basic principle applies to many configuration, for example leg – torso – arm can also work as the three joints as demonstrated in the video

Due to camera error, this video is out of focus, you can tilt your display backward to improve the viewing experience. Audio sync problem only in trailer video
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 28 min.   In: English   Year: 2012  Difficulty:3/5  At:Edmonton

Usage of the three joints
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bruce.schaub October 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

Thank you so much for this video Master Chen. It does an excellent job of tying many big concepts together, walking us through Taiji’s main power creation mechanism…… from theory, to method, to application:

– training the spring force –

-job of each joint in the three joint system
-how (don’t move) applies differently to each joint
-role of sensitivity

– laying the tracks –

-single lock, double lock, invisible track (connection)
-moving the middle to create evenness/proportionality
-“on the body it has no fixed position… it can be anywhere….
it can do anything it wants to….”
-the “track” (alignment) is manipulated according to the situation
-moving the train on the track

– drills to actualize the method –

-converting the opponents power
-returning/circulating energy (force/power)
-circle becomes a line (with a top and bottom…front and back
or side to side— 3 dimensional “demarcation” )
-why you cannot retreat or yield when converting power
-zhuan guan “turning of the joint”
-“fight for the meridian becoming fight for the dot”
-he who controls manipulation of all aspects of the dot will win