# Double Negative Circle Notes August 21, 2020 – Edward Liaw

by on 2020/08/21

Notes from the Zoom class on the double negative circle.

Missed the start of class :(.

• Missing information is a change. Originally there may have been two steps of equal weight. But by missing one, it becomes unweighted.

### Example: Crossing into a door while holding a stick.

1. If the door is 3 ft x 6 ft, holding a 4 ft stick horizontally won’t cross.
• Level 1: rotate the stick vertically.
2. Now with a 10 ft stick you can’t cross again.
• Level 2: rotate it to point through the door.
• When pointed at the opponent, the stick becomes a dot.
• When you work from a 3d point of view, there are no movements. need to review the video on this part
• Elbow coming in has to connect with the dantian crunching. They have to clutch together.
• Body is like a bicycle wheel, must be connected to the hub with spokes.

### Fist draping over body (async double negative circle)

• On withdrawal of elbow, it must be clear that the hand is fixed and the elbow leads.
• Keep eyes locked to rotate torso.
• Must have a hinge in the middle that’s totally independent. Thin core. Nose to belly button.
• The shoulder must be like a pulley. It can’t move with the movement. The movement must slide over it.
• Shoulder must be sunk but cannot go down.
• Hold the chest and push it downward as the elbow comes in. Lock the point on the shoulder.

### Upright

• Core must be upright, even when it’s not upright.
• What it means to be upright: Power from the top holding it.
• Suspended from the top – plumb line. Top pulling makes it upright.
• Also: Must be stretched. Hung from the top.

### Double downward squeeze (sync double negative circle)

• Being loose is only imitating the movement – missing intent.
• Arm straight such that the move is expressed at the tip. Don’t move the elbow.
• All the movement comes from the feet and only expressed on the hand.

Original video: http://practicalmethod.com/2020/08/chen-zhonghuas-online-lesson-20200821-online-video-purchase/

## About Edward Liaw

I have been a disciple of Master Chen since August 2018. I began practicing Practical Method in March 2015, when I spent 3 months full time on Daqingshan.