Around 4 pm there is some shaded area where we practice before dinner. Video below
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Another moving foundation is synchronized doublehand opening, during closing we turn the body 180 degree to face the other side, step, then open the arm again. Master Chen pointer is to not open the hand out until you have sure footing, you can not do action during stepping, need to be ’empty’. This is a common error when student step in during push hand, as the tendency is force oneself in. If the opponent feel force then he will immediately resist
Morning lesson: Moving step double positive foundation, common error is linking of the torso with the arms.
Keep waist on a constant aim, while two arms circle in their own line. These three directions are independent of each other. Each arm circles are independent, don’t make the two arms movement linked.
We are doing it in three steps, forward-backward-forward, then turn 90 degree, forward-backward-forward, so the result is the body move forward in a line, while the stepping is in 45 degree directions.
morning lesson： sequence in push hand, ‘ding’, get in, push, if it doesn’t work, ‘zhuan guan’
I showed Beijing Rick last night that when being pushed, he has to learn to ‘ding’ instead of turning his body to neutralize. Master Chen often told me I was moving too much when doing it the wrong way.
‘ding’ is commonly used as 顶住 which mean withstand.
While I was waiting in Weifang I thought I would take a walk and check out the Kite Museum. An hour later I and my suitcase arrived only to find out they were closed for the day. So I decided it was a good place for anbefore heading back to the train station.
The festival is over, interview with Wulian TV station.
Thanks to Albert Chung for the photos
Most students attending the festival have arrived. They came from Czech Republic, India, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, USA, Italy, Denmark, Australia.
May from Singapore, Bruce from Denver,Spencer from Chicago, and David arrived recently.
Recorded at the new Taiji Square at Daqingshan. Master Chen demonstrate the importance of connecting hand to feet. Sink, don’t let it break at the shoulder.
Master Chen is away with students to attend competition in Chen Village and Mount Tai. Han Yue 6 time provincial Push Hand Champion from Jinan has been helping with the training.
One of the activities for full time students at Daqingshan.
Master Chen gave us explanation on proper way of learning.
originally posted July 2010
Editor Note: an old post from July 2010, please consider attending Full Time Course 2013.
The daily practice of the Read moreis finally paying dividend. The investment of doing twenty times per day, by following Steven, Charlie, Khamserk, Wilkin, Michael, Lee, is slowly instilling a ‘rough cut’ of the form in my body. There is still a lot of work to be done, but Master Chen and Master Sun are very helpful in providing advice at the right moment.
I heard that Master Chen has left the mountain to begin his journey home, stopping over Vancouver for a workshop.Lucky for the fulltime students there since Master Chen extended his stay by a few weeks to oversee the site development. As it has been posted here and in facebook group, Daqingshan is expanding its training facility as it become the center of taiji training for Wulian county. Read more
Master Chen is requesting clips of group doingin landmark location of the local city as part of the Daqingshan Taijiquan festival in 2013.
The festival will be held in last week of May to inaugurate the new Taiji Square, and the plan is to present these clips on the big screen.
Also students coming to Daqingshan can be part of the festival by bringing their local traditional clothing.
Fulltime students went to Yiyuan to enter the push hand competition
Thanks to Michael Winkler for the recording
Chen Xu is staying at Daqingshan this summer. He switched to practical method after pushing with Charlie Gordon in 2010 tournament.
I have only one suggestion to offer my fellow Taiji brothers and sisters for their quests, and that is to watch Shifu. At that, to put it bluntly: shut up, and watch. Read more