“Power from isolation” Online Video Trailer

by Shopmaster on 2014/08/09

how to move without engaging muscle, function of shoulder/kua so arm/leg can move in isolation, controlling which body parts to connect which parts to disconnect

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 23 min.   In: English   Year: 2013  Difficulty:2/5  At:Iowa

Power from isolation
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Bruce Schaub August 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Master Chen teaches that in order to have taiji power, we must have the ability to isolate a line through the body, as if it were a cable on a bicycle. If you haven’t worked on a bicycle you may have never noticed the little black cable that runs along the frame that connects the brake handle that you squeeze, to the brake pad itself, which presses against the rim to slow the tire down. The cable is actually a thin piece of stranded steel wires braided together inside the black plastic shield. When the brake handle is pulled, the tension on the wire inside is increased and engages the brake. The plastic shield around the cable protects the wire and keeps anything from affecting its internal movement. The wire moves freely inside it’s insulating exterior shell.
When we try to move in this way, we imitate as best we can but use a lot of contradictory muscular action which makes the internal movement ‘unclear’ and no taiji power is generated. We need a method to train to move the internal line without moving everything else….there is a step by step procedure….


Andre Aquino August 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Initially when master chen talks about cables it seems like a reference to an idea, a concept really.
In the end you realize the so called cables are very, very real and restrictive. Then the work starts towards developing what you can’t have, in ways you are not ready to know.


Kim Albritain September 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm

In the last 2 weeks Master Chen has released at least a half dozen videos, all of them short, focused and fundamental. Starting with the vids on Segmentation, 13 Moves Segmented, Techniques (energies), and including this one I have posted them to this group so those of you who work with me and may not get the other feeds can be exposed.

Buy them all and watch them, all this info for practically (no pun) nothing.


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