Pattern of practice

We focus on training one part (X). When we get that X right, Y may become wrong. We fix Y, X may become wrong again. We go and back forth until both X and Y are correct. Then we add Z on top of them.

3 parts: Fix two parts, move one part.

In the exercise of rotating horizontal, we must fix the middle (dantian). How to fix the dantian?

Use two parts (head and rear foot) to fix the dantian, move the front foot which is free to a new position.
Use head and front foot to fix the dantian, move the rear foot to a new position.
Switch between the two feet repeatedly.
The rotation is made of a series of little increments.

If we make the two side of a chest like two touching gears, we are using the central axis as the gap/space between them. it is the one of the 3 major choices for the gap. The other 2 choices will be the two shoulder-kua axes. The chest/torso can be one piece or two pieces.

Closed circuit. Ball bearing. Body part, passive/inactive like a sandbag not a basketball. Being charged.

Six sealing and four closing can explain everything. Training model (small element): kua drives the arm. Lock the shape of the arm, arm parallel to the floow, use kua to propel the elbow transferring to the hand. Push into the front foot or back foot, the arm is positive circle or negative circle. Hand elbow shoulder is on a table, no turning of the hand. Arm is like the bifolding door. Clear one on one transmission. Kua pumps upward to the shoulder, shoulder stays down, it goes to the elbow. T, vertical to horizontal. By passing the shoulder, kua is connected directly to the elbow then to the hand. Elbow is a dot. Hong chopped his shoulders off. Upper dantian needs be clear and light. Like a bridge, from a square, chop the corners off, form an arc. Transfer of energy, cannot get stuck on the shoulders. When done right, you are always with the flow and the opponent is always against the flow.
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Train the scissors as an ability/skill. Two way split, in both elbow and armpit, 2 dots. In use or push hands, it is paper cut model, with one side being fixed, like an opponent holding you and you cannot move. Like the crab pincers.

Train the elbow. Thread through the needle, push into pull. Pass the demarcation line/dot. We always move after going through the hole. Before that, it is a push. Elbow has to pass the line, go over.
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3 beats. Cloud hands. When it is 3, the middle is stable and not affected, 2 is swollen but time is taken.

Stepping in six sealing four closing, avoid double heavy, arms go vertical and stepping is horizontal.

Dantian fits tight in a pipe with a lot of tension, no slack/tossing/large protrusion. Example: fist draping over body. The torso is switching inside a pipe, you have to turn over the joints. Foot and oppo arm stretch, the arm is rotating in the shape/frame. Forearm no move can only rotate in a pipe, twist the waist to create the stretch. To twist, you have to lock and move the rest, to create the helix. No twist, no power. It is the yin yang separation. And we continue to create tension on top of the other without releasing/losing any, until the jar explodes. Fundamental moves are a circle.
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Elbow pressing into the shoulder-hand line, is the same result as, fix the elbow and extend the hand. In both cases, the arm becomes straight. We want to lock the hands, and the body does 90%-100% of the moves. Our moves create size. Master used a stick to show how to lock one side and create size.

Punch covering hand. On the punch, without changing the shape, squeeze the fist tight suddenly. It can also be palm, stretch the fingers suddenly.

Going over is a concept. It is not about directions, but about to the other side. Means extend yourself, no blocking or confrontation. It is stretching.
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We always try different things in the same position. We need to change the position.

Sth has to come out-kua, sth has to disappear-shoulder. It is a pair. When we do moves, kua is always left behind.

Shoulder and hand need to be fixed, to move the elbow. We have too much shoulder and hand movements and the elbow is never engaged. When the elbow cannot come out, the hand and shoulder are squeezing the elbow into a dead corner. The elbow has to push the hand and shoulder apart. We need to realign things. Practical Method way of being smooth is proportional.
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Six sealing four closing practice.

Lock the triangle of front shoulder, back shoulder and elbow, stretch front hand and back shoulder coming into the line. Front shoulder need come down and armpit need to open so the energy does not leak out.
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Vertical transfer to horizontal. Like tree structure, branches are horizontal, trunk and roots are vertical, roots always try to do down.

Three iron hats keep weighing you down. Head neck level, waist level, knee level.

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Think about the rods/bars that link the old kind of train’s wheels together. Those rods only ever go forward even those each wheel only rotates. This is yin-yang reversal. There is a joint in the middle of the wheel, there is another joint at the place where the rod is attached to the wheel. If there is no such joint and the rod is totally glued to the wheel, as the wheel rotates, the rod will also turn around with the wheel.
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Put the elbow on the table.

Shoulders goes down to the elbow.
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