A recent self-realisation about sinking shoulder

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2021/09/26


Some facebook comments:

Zaff Ali

Same goes with rock climbing & I will go further there a lot of tuning of the joints & the body is always trying to find a balance on the rock face

Ping Wei

Thanks Fung Chern Hwei for sharing insights of good sound making on violin. Fascinating. Like the whip action analogy.

Fung Chern Hwei

Thank you for sharing, Laoshi. It’s one of those discoveries that looks very tiny (you can hardly hear the difference) but makes a whole world of difference for me as the player himself.
Kelvin Ho: Fung Chern Hwei I was hoping to see/hear the difference between sinking and notsinking shoulder.

Edward Liaw

Very nice, I can see the lead from the elbow, it plucks the string without dragging. Maybe like using a hook to pluck vs to rake.

Steve Doob

Years ago I was a big city cab driver. It went to my head and from then on I thought I was the best driver ever. One day I was driving a high level tai chi master from China to a workshop and sure that he was noticing my superior driving skills. Fin…

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Gora Nebulana

I found TaiJi where ever I go… 👍

Ong Wen Ming

Fung Chern Hwei You look more handsome with sinking shoulder 😁

About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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胡歌 September 29, 2021 at 5:44 pm

Thank you for sharing your story of realisation; it is very important to share these experiences with your classmates and your teacher (CZH).
One small thing; it’s an issue of language – the elbow does not lead. You corrected this later in your video: the shoulder sinks (and therefore is leading). The elbow is always moving inward. The sounds created by local power vs indirect power are immensely different in quality, thank you again for your story and experience!


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