“TOMAR20-3 Yin and Yang” Online Video Purchase

by Kelvin Ho on 2020/08/20

Master Chen Zhonghua’s Toronto Workshop March 2020-3
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua Length: 9 min. In: English Year: 2020 Difficulty:2/5 At: Toronto, Canada

Movement is yin, and structure is yang. Master Chen demonstrated what that meant in this video. There were also other discussions on yin-yang theory, which requires constant practice and understanding.

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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: kelvin.ho@practicalmethod.ca

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Kelvin Ho August 21, 2020 at 1:04 pm

0:07 Our movement must be divided into yin and yang. We must lock up our body, and the movement must not be part of that body, and yet it is not phyaically outside.

1:29 Here comes Joseph Chen vs Chen Zhonghua. Joseph Chen pushes the kua, Chen Zhonghua’body is affected. When Joseph Chen stops pushing, Chen Zhonghua goes back to the original position.

2:58 Within the same physical body, the action is a movement, the structure has no movement.

Master Chen gave two examples about same but not the same.

3:50 1st example of a hand holding a screw driver: The hand is holding a screw driver. The hand and the screw driver handle become one. The hand is not considered outside of the handle, and yet it is not part of the screw driver.

4:42 2nd example of a steel bar vs a steel cable: The steel cable are made of multiple steel threads twisted together, and it is not the same as a solid steel bar.

5:20 Back to the screw driver example, the hand turns the screw driver, the action is at the hand, but the result is on the screw driver. Without the screw driver, the same action on the hand is not meaningful, and none of that action comes from the screw driver itself.

5:50 Our body needs to move 100%, but none of that comes from us. Currently, the problem is that we move the body ourselves.

6:48 Exercise: Master Chen locked right shoulder, right kua, and middle of the torso. He used his left kua to cause movements of those three points, while those three points did not change relative to each other.

8:13 Student 1 was trapped among the legs of a chair that is placed horizontally across his body. Master Chen and Student 2 pulled on the legs of the chair. The chair was moved, and so did Student 1. This happened because the chair absolutely did not move.

9:30 The action is the yin part, while the structure is the yang part (the not moving part).


nick tangri August 23, 2020 at 3:19 am

Kelvin, i cannot see this one either.


Kelvin Ho August 23, 2020 at 2:40 pm

I have added an alternate location. You should be access it from that page.


nick tangri August 24, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Thanks Kelvin, all good


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