Basic Foundations

by Kelvin Ho on 2017/03/27

  1. Twisting the towel
  2. Fetch Water
  3. Six Sealing Four Closing
  4. Positive Circle
  5. Negative Circle
  6. Double Positive Circle
  7. Double Negative Circle (together)
  8. Double Negative Circle (alternate)
  9. Positive-Negative Circle (Pole shaking)
  10. Positive Circle – Moving Step
  11. Negative Circle – Moving Step
  12. Six Sealing Four Closing – Moving Step
  13. Double Positive Circle – Moving Step
  14. Double Negative Circle (alternate) – Moving Step
  15. Positive-Negative Circle – Moving Step

About Kelvin Ho

Kelvin Ho, Master Chen Zhonghua's 97th disciple, is the instructor for Practical Method Toronto. He has been teaching and promoting the Practical Method system in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Canada since 2011. He has received numerous medals in various Taiji competitions. He is also a vice-president of MartialArts Association Canada. Like his teacher, he feels an obligation to pass this great art onto others. Contact:

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Steve Perlman August 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

I am interested in purchasing an instructional DVD on the 15 basic foundations and on the Yilu form, at least the first 13.
Do these DVDs exist and can I purchase them? Is there a telephone number I can call or a mailing address that I can send a check make this purchase?

Thank you



Kelvin Ho August 23, 2018 at 1:44 pm
stephencp October 1, 2018 at 1:36 pm

I am interested in the same. What is the difference between the 2003 foundations and the 2015 foundations?


stoinz April 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm

hi there, I got the foundations but I couldn’t find the positive/negative circles with steps. Can you please direct me where I can find that? thank you!


Rick Pietila April 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm

Hi. Stepping with positive and negative circles may be found in Advanced Foundations video. This video is an essential one for this also containing many other great foundations such as Wild Horse Parts Mains, Punch, Red Fist all done in a line drill fashion.


enricos April 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Wow an absolutely fantastic video chuck-full of Hong style techniques . This is the first time I’ve seen this video. Over 30 minutes of free information.

To me the viewing Master Chen in action was like eating popcorn and I love popcorn

Thanks Rick for pointing out this real gem.


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