“Gears Power” Online Video Purchase

by Shopmaster on 2015/12/21

ottawa_trailerTheory and demonstration of gears power, how it is in yilu and advanced variation in erlu
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 8 min.   In: English   Year: 2015  Difficulty:4/5  At:Ottawa

Gears Power
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edliaw December 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Very clear explanation of what the gears are, and helps greatly to visualize and understand how the concept creates mechanical advantage. Also gives an idea of what constitutes high level taiji.


Bruce Schaub December 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm

These videos made some light bulbs start to flicker for me. It’s perhaps the most concise, but also most revealing explanation of certain aspects of the ‘ gears ‘ concept that I have heard to date. Very important little videos in my estimation


Kelvin Ho December 26, 2015 at 11:45 pm

3 dollars for a secret. That is absolutely crazy. Buy it, watch it, keep it to your dear heart.


James Tam February 9, 2023 at 1:18 pm

A great lesson on gear action by Master Chen Zhonghua, International Standard Bearer of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. In a total of 8 minutes, Chen Zhonghua Laoshi explains in great detail the internal actions of the layout, structure(s), interactions, and linkages involved. He starts out simply with two gears and gradually show how he can leverage one by changing the gear ratios in a concrete and practical way to do real work (push/press/squeeze/twist/grind/lever/bounce, etc) against a resisting opponent. He then ends up talking about more advanced skills and training involving linkages that are “unreal” (not observable, but that can only be felt by an opponent). Master Chen actually demonstrates how in a very easy to understand (but difficult to acquire and train skill). At this stage, outsiders would not be able to see the circles and all outcomes would be seen as a “mystery.” This video is highly recommended for everyone, especially those who have been practicing for a while with an understanding of circles, arcs, linkages, as well as GEARS & LEVERAGE. This is about real practical Tai Chi and not about mysterious chi. Proper tutelage is required for Tai Chi to do work in the real word and this video does exactly that.


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