“Isolating the dot on Dantian” Online Video Trailer

by Shopmaster on 2015/03/18

Isolating the Dot sequence with twist towel foundation.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 4 min.   In: English   Year: 2015  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

Isolating the dot on Dantian
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Jaws March 19, 2015 at 9:12 am

very detailed and informative teaching on twist towel. front and side views help students visualize no toss. two methods of driving the power to the hand using leg are taught.


mhlhbf March 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm

your stuff is solid. I live in shanghai. The stuff about challenges is exactly what I experienced. Sometimes up to about 100 people watching. At the time I didn’t realize that’s what they were..but I handled it. Incuding illegal maneuvers.
Still there is a times I will allow the other party to push me to give face. Regardless of style I would recommend your teachings to anyone who wants to understand internal methods. I steal tricks from everyone…and think others should do the same. This website has a lot of good tricks. Of course eventually the greatest trick is no trick at all just good foundations…and you also have that as well. Your students are the greatest testimony…they understand their body and that can only come from a good solid teacher. thanks for sharing your knowledge.


Hugo Ramiro March 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Thanks for the comments, R. From your writing I am understanding that you also have had legitimate training. Very pleased to meet you.



Kelvin Ho March 23, 2015 at 10:50 pm

This video provides a lot of detail on how to train with twisting the towel. It provides a great example for left side/right side separation. Fajin is also included.


Hugo Ramiro March 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm

The video shows, with simplicity and clarity, the precision created by using anchoring points and fixed, non-moving points and areas.
Having practiced this exercise myself, I can say that it is an extremely effective and therefore a core method for generating power and directing power from the body (kua, dantian, waist).
In application, the proper use of the body without action on the hands is what allows us to “move” against larger opponents. Thank you Teacher Chen for sharing your method with us.


Phillip March 25, 2015 at 2:15 am

Hi Master Chen, could provide a teaching piece on the eyes please?
I understand that you teach to look at the 45, but how do you look?
ie, I can sometimes feel like my eyes move one behind the other and move in 45’s. Or even I can keep one locked in position and move the other.
Understanding its not physically possible, it’s just a feeling that I have.
Could you provide some direction on this please?
Cheers. Phil


studentofmethod March 26, 2015 at 9:48 am

Hi Phillip, try not to overcomplicate things and keep it simple. Feelings are fleeting, ephemeral, subjective, and open to a wide array of (personal) interpretation. When doing Basic Foundations or Yilu, pick a spot in the direction you are supposed to be facing and LOCK your eyes on that spot [as if you would look at an opponent, and not take your eyes off them, and you wouldn’t worry about how it ‘feels’ when your looking at an opponent – you would just lock your eyes on them and not take em off].
for reference, I believe Master Chen briefly covers locking the eyes onto a target when training in his Basic Foundations videos.


studentofmethod March 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

“Because the head should always be fixed on the opponent, any twist of the spine in the opposite direction creates a stretch which literally connects the gearbox/body from head to toe.”




Rick Pietila February 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

So clear now is twisting the towel with this lesson! The angles Master Chen provides for the camera and the explanation is fantastic. Now to practice away! One of the best mini lessons I’ve seen!


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