Brian Chung

On 1 Dec 2021 during Master Chen Zhonghua’s Chinese Instructor 3 class we were asked to record a video of the first 13 moves of Yilu initiating all moves from the dantian and to ignore the upper body.

Reference: https://www.zhenbudong.cn/archives/148707

A training method we were instructed to emphasise this was to cross your arms and only to use the dantian and legs to complete the form.

 

Instructors Brian Chung and Ling Zili performed Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method (Foundations, Yilu, Erlu and Push Hands) during the World Taiji Day at the University of Sydney in Australia on Saturday 24 April 2021.

There were over 200 people at this event organised by the Tai Chi Association of Australia which was an excellent turnout as was held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In attendance were disciples Janet Ho, Ling Zili, John Saw, Brian Chung, John Ho and Paul Pryce.

 

World Taiji Day at the University of Sydney in Australia on Saturday 24 April 2021

Disciples Janet Ho, Ling Zili, John Saw, Brian Chung, John Ho and Paul Pryce

Disciples John Ho, Paul Pryce, John Saw, Brian Chung, Ling Zili, Janet Ho

Disciples Brian Chung, Ling Zili

– Today we worked on Pole Shaking (Positive and Negative Circle).

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– Elbow/kua relationship. The elbow must touch the kua. Eventually the elbow always aims towards the kua.

– Integrity of the body. Keep the integrity by pulling the shoulders down and the kua up. The two must compress. Master showed this in relation to turning flowers out of the bottom of the sea on the R shoulder and R kua.

– Wavy Spoon/Pencil Illusion. Hold a pencil horizontally and shake it up and down. The pencil is totally firm, but the movement creates an illusion causing us to believe it is soft and wavy. Our body must be totally firm. When you hit it, it is like steel. The movements of the joints cause the illusion of being soft. Read more

– Train the elbow – lock the hand and shoulder, only stretch the elbow. This is a small movement. No move on the hand and shoulder.

– Jade Girl Works at Shuttles – the jump is for length, not height.

– Step Back to Double Shake the Feet – the feet are switching. They cannot jump and land together.

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Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Sydney Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy 澳洲悉尼陈中华太极馆

Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method 陈氏太极拳实用拳法

Classes: Sunday 10:00am to 12:00pm – Ling Zili 凌子力
Curriculum: Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method
Foundations, Yilu (First Routine), Erlu (Second Routine), Jian, Theory, Push Hands
Location Details: Peakhurst Park
Instructors: Ling Zili & Janet Ho
Fee: $30 a class. Privates are also available.
Contact: For more information and registration, please contact:
Ling Zili & Janet Ho
+61 430 183 080
Australia Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicalmethodaustralia/
Sydney Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/practicalmethodsydney
Resume – Ling Zili 凌子力
Ling Zili was born in Danzhou City, Hainan Province in 1992. Influenced by his brother to learn martial arts, he began learning Taiji at the end of 2010. In 2013 he was accepted as a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua under the lineage of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. Under the careful guidance of Master Chen Zhonghua his abilities have continued to grow.
Ling Zili has been been invited to teach Practical Method around the world including Sydney, Perth, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, and Qingdao.
He is a Push Hands champion, winning multiple championship medals competing in Push Hands in Beijing, Shandong, Weifang, and Taiwan.
  • 2014 August – Represented Daqingshan in the “Weifang Martial Arts Festival” and won the 60kg Taiji Push Hand Championship
  • 2015 March – Represented Daqingshan in the “Beijing 2015 First Kung Fu Push Hands Championship Invitational” and won the 65kg Taiji Push Hands Championship.
  • 2015 October – Represented Daqingshan in the ‘’Shandong Martial Arts Conference’’ and won the 65kg Taiji Push Hand Championship.
  • 2015 November – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to the Indonesia workshop.
  • 2015 December – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to Singapore workshop. Participated in the ‘’Singapore International Martial Arts Competition’’ and won the gold medal for Traditional Routines and won the gold medal for the Cannon Fist routine.
  • 2016 – Participated in the International Martial Arts Festival held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Won the silver medal in push hands.
  • 2016 – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to the Hong Kong workshop.
  • 2017 – Established the Hainan Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy in Sanya City, Hainan.
  • 2018 – Invited as a teaching assistant of Master Chen Zhonghua to Perth and Sydney Australia for the workshops.
  • 2019 – Held a push hands workshop in Sydney.
  • Iron Shirt ( 铁布衫) – physical structural act.
  • Golden Bell (金钟罩) – same exercise but devoted to the training of timing.
  • Buddha’s finger – to poke.
  • Eagle claw (鷹爪) – to grasp.
  • Vermilion palm – timing based.

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In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections:
  • Spencer Jones
  • Xavier Santiago
  • Winston Wang
  • Josh Landau
  • Jody Hall
  • Paul Pryce
  • Liu Yuxin
  • Ong Wenming
  • Sven Gusowski
  • Rick Pietila
In today’s class, the following students received partial Yilu corrections.
  • Sergey Schepin
  • Paul Carson
  • Carlotta Viviani
  • Paddy Hanratty
  • James Tam
  • Vincent den Hengst
  • Lutz Liese
  • Dina Kerr
  • Ardarsh Khalsa
In today’s class, the following students received partial form corrections. Form corrections are always foundational.

In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections.

  • Spencer Jones
  • Ramona Gomez
  • Steve Doob
  • Xavier Santiago
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In today’s class we focused on Six Sealing Four Closing.

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In today’s lesson, the following students received partial Yilu corrections:
  • Liang Yuhao
  • Alexandra Hasenfratz
  • Sven Gusowski
  • Ong Wenming
  • Mike Menzies
  • James Tam
In today’s lesson there were 47 class participants.

Recorded at around 13,500 Yilus.

In today’s class, the following students received partial Yilu corrections. The focus of the class was going over.

  • Louis Sacharske
  • Tomek Raganowicz
  • Kerstin Frotscher-Kummle
  • Kevin Chen
  • Travis Knaub
  • Yuxin Liu
  • Paul Pryce

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In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections.

  • Sergey Schepin
  • Chris Martinez
  • Felicia Fong
  • Josh Landau
  • Jack Scott

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In today’s class, the following students received Foundation corrections while the class had the benefit of watching.

  • Sven Gusowski – Fetch Water
  • Raymond Dickey – Six Sealing Four Closing
  • Tomasz Raganowicz – Six Sealing Four Closing
  • Fung Chern Hwei – Positive Circle

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In today’s class the following students received partial Yilu corrections:

  1. Jody Hall
  2. Paddy Hanratty
  3. Mike Menzies
  4. Yuxin Liu
  5. Paul Pryce
  6. Ong Wenming
  7. Brian Chung

The primary topic of today’s lesson was Going Over.

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Today’s class on Foundations was held on Canadian Thanksgiving.

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Bevel Gear i

by Brian Chung on 2020/10/08

bevelgear

Bevel gears are gears where the rod or the rotating shafts intersect.

The shafts are often mounted 90 degrees apart, but can be designed to work at other angles as well.

They are used for power transmission between intersecting shafts.

This allows a vertical rotation to be converted to a horizontal rotation.

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In today’s lesson the following students received partial Yilu corrections:

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Today Master Chen provides instructions and corrections on Six Sealing Four Closing.

– The shoulder has to totally disappear.

– The move is a rotation from the central vertical rod.

– Only rotate from the shoulder. The hand, elbow and shoulder is one piece.

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Today, the following students received partial Yilu corrections.

  • Sergey Schepin
  • Candra Lo
  • Chris Martinez
  • Felicia Fong
  • Gora Nebulana & Zeela

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Today we completed a set of Foundations led by Kelvin Ho. Master Chen provided instructions on Double Negative Circle (symmetric, and alternating) as well as Turning Flowers and Playing with Sleeves from Erlu.

– We have to ignore the details and do the Taiji we want to do. To copy without any technical things. Then add the details.

– When we add the details, we tend to forget the overall thing.

– This is the same as forgetting where we are in the form when instructing. We need to be more fluent with the whole thing.

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Today Master Chen covered the Double Positive Circle and 29. Upper Cloud Hands in Yilu.

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In learning Taiji, Master Chen would often say that we create power with size and restriction. He would also say that we must develop the ability to separate every single part of our body. This includes left and right, top and bottom, front and back, and inside and outside. Read more

Today Master Chen covered the Double Positive Circle.

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Today, Master Chen provided partial Yilu corrections for the following students: Read more

Today, Master Chen covered Foundations and provided corrections on Twisting the Towel.

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Today Master Chen provided partial Yilu corrections.

  • Edward Liaw
  • Bruce Van Slyke
  • Carlotta Viviani
  • Raymond Dickey
  • Steve Doob
  • Winston Wang
(I missed noting some others)

Master Chen demonstrated the Positive Circle today.

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In this lesson the following students recieved Yilu corrections:

  • John Upshaw
  • Brennan Toh
  • Dina Kerr Read more

Master and Kelvin Ho provided instructions and corrections on Six Sealing Four Closing today.

Six Sealing Four Closing – Kelvin Ho

– Hand does not move. Dantian initiates the action. Kua lines up with elbow. Rotate the dantian to push the kua out.

– To connect the rear leg through the kua to the front arm. We don’t want the upper body there.

– Create a line from the front arm to the rear foot.

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倒手 Dao Shou

Master and Kelvin Ho explained, demonstrated and gave examples of Dao Shou.
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Master and Kelvin Ho provided instructions and corrections on the double negative circle. (1) Fist draping over body (2) Double push down.

Master gave a physical example: hold a stick to cross a door that is 3 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
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Master Chen and Kelvin Ho provided instructions and corrections on the following Negative Circle procedure.

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