Allan Haddad

Italics are Shifu’s words or PM principles.  The rest is entertainment…
The strongest geometric shape is the triangle.   Read more


Master Chen,
I am starting to feel something new.  It’s related to the post on the “Sweet Spot”.  Is it possible to initiate movement or generate power from the elbows?  I cannot differentiate the difference yet.  Read more

Sweet spot i

by Allan Haddad on 2012/01/01

Over the past few months I have noticed something becoming more and more prominent.  On elbow in, I hit this “sweet spot” where it feels like everything is locked up to it’s maximum – very stiff almost bone on bone feeling in between the joints, yet muscles are softish.  So much so that the tip of my fingers vibrate as if from reverberation.  I don’t get this feeling from any other movement, so I’m not sure if this normal?

Any inaccuracies and creations herein are on my behalf. Italics are my best attempt at recording verbatim Master Chen’s teachings, everything else is my best attempt at describing them. Read more

These notes were compiled by myself throughout the workshop held July 2-3.  I have done my best to recapture important topics, therefore any inaccuracies are entirely on my behalf.  The notes are presented as they were written – chronological and point form. Read more

Kua i

by Allan Haddad on 2010/06/10

Thanks. Not a problem.

There are two ways of looking at this.
  1. For focused training you need to use the medium stance. Read more