Master Chen Yilu Online Class Notes, 25 November 2020 — Raymond Dickey

by RaymondDickey2 on 2020/11/25

Positive circle – must stretch from rear side.  Must open the inside. Has to be from crotch and back leg.

Feet look like tip-toe, but actually power is going down.  This is the strongest.

3-part circle: 3 body parts: arm, torso (rotate from kua), foot (kua to rear foot)

The movement comes from 3 different sections – the opponent cannot catch or stop you.

2nd part is hard, 3rd part is even harder.

Part 2 is like twisting the bottle cap.  This is key to achieving something. This creates power others do not have.  (Kua leads the waist).

Part 2: shoulder cannot move out of line or go sideways or pop up – shoulder only rotates.

Part 3: propels torso and arm forward.  This creates even more power.   (Rear kua pushes to the rear foot)

Lock the front knee – otherwise there is no real rotation (they are just moving together)

If the kua cannot fully open, it pulls the body out of alignment.

In single whip posture: cave chest in.  Otherwise power cannot go to the legs.

Pull elbows toward kua.  Don’t let shoulder pop up.   The head will pop up if the shoulder does not move out of alignment.

As lead hand rotates – do not let hand come back at all.  Hand rotates without elbow turning – this the ‘turn over’ spot.  This is very important.  Every move in Yilu has this in it.

‘No dead corners’ – you push all the time.  Every move is toward your opponent.

After fetch water, go down then forward.  Always forward.

Double negative circle to punch downwards – make circle continuous until you turn over.

Same for rear arm on twirl arms 3 times sequence.

On positive circle (or single whip) – keep elbow on the waist, use the waist (and kua) to move the elbow, then hand out.

Front trick/rear trick – go straight to intercept, then rotate to hit opponent

When you rotate, do not move the body or hand.  After the rotation – then step.

Flash the back sequence: all driven by the waist rotation.  The kua moves, and the elbow is tied to the kua as it moves.

Shake pole 3 times: separate stepping and upper body movement – if the body all moves together, this is tossing.  You have to rotate the torso – otherwise you get stuck when you opponent is pulled in.

After left kick with heel: stop – this is the high pat on horse posture.  Make it distinct – a ‘photo op’

Double negative before high pat on horse – elbow must resolve – switch – to the other side of the line.  Otherwise we remain against the move.  Same for fist covers hand sequence.

In PM: ‘No lifting’ – to lift is to move while carrying a weight.

To resolve – we move the body underneath the weight, then rotate.

In PM we never use an ‘inefficient level’.

Whenever you move your hand, you are inefficient.  That’s why we don’t move the hand.

The pull from the elbow is efficient.  The push is inefficient.

‘We have to turn every push into a pull.’

The energy never withdraws – only the body can withdraw.

Peng – the energy never reverses itself, even though it can take many forms.  The energy always goes forward.

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