Every move must be part of a positive or negative circle.

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2014/01/23

By following this principle of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method, our taiji actions will be different from normal human movements. We therefore, no longer “move” (Don’t move!). We become the other “Kind”.

Switching to a different mode of operation is important in the learning of taijiquan, without which one simply acts as if doing taiji.  Something fundamental has to change for taiji to occur in a person. In the case of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method, a machine-like activity based on the mechanics of a lever must take over the human aspect of actions.

When the body is switched to the new lever based mechanical model, it will lose a lot of the original human capabilities while gaining a lot of new abilities. The new abilities include the ability to be highly coordinated and manipulated. A new system of movement will be utilized. It will be possible to separate movement from non-movements. Concepts such as yin yang separation, don’t move, become a possibility and even reality.

Using the positive circle, negative circle, or parts of, is the only method that will cause this to happen. The following are four pictures indicating a three-count positive circle.

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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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