Knowledge : Application

Get out of the way i

by on 2018/05/26

During push hands practice, Master Chen Zhonghua often says, “Get out of the way”. The result is that the opponent falls right into a hole (to the ground). I had a recent understanding of this phrase. Whose way that I need to get out of? It’s opponent’s path to the ground, and I am right in the middle blocking it. In theory, if I can remove myself from that path, the opponent will happily (or not so happily) reach his/her destination (the ground).

In more practical terms, I need to lure the opponent into using me for support without him realizing it, I then put a lid above/behind him. Without losing the lid, I get out of the way to remove my support for him. With no further pushing, he will fall right into where my support was originally. A differential is created at that time. A related article on differential: Opening the trap door from below.

by on 2017/11/26

Equal and Opposite 2

by on 2017/09/17

This video describes in taiji what we do is equal and opposite to the result we desire.

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So glad to see John! And he sent a Basketball player rolling across the court! 1

by on 2016/08/28

Fresh new Mr. accountant John and I had a catch up today and celebrated. Despite his absence, he has been keeping up with the basics and was able to develop new moves on the basketball court. Yeah, he sent a guy rolling across the court when pushed from behind. I am impressed! And, John didn’t know what had happened except for not moving!

Applications, Toronto, March 2015 i

by on 2016/06/13

Instructor: Hugo Ramiro
Instructor: Brennan Toh

Top/Bottom Separation, Taking Up Slack, Creating a Catch, Rotating Without Moving the Hand.

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Fixed Point and Lever 3

by on 2015/06/24

This following diagram explains what is demonstrated in the video:

“Yilu Application with Levi Sowers” Online Video Trailer 4

by on 2015/05/31

Correction and Application for move 6 – 13

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 16 min.   In: English   Year: 2013  Difficulty:2/5

Yilu Application with Levi Sowers
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by on 2015/05/21

“Partner Exercise: Three Direction Move” Online Video Trailer 1

by on 2015/05/19

Two person exercise to practice three directions move
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 11 min.   In: English   Year: 2014  Difficulty:1/5  At:Berlin

Partner Exercise: Three Direction Move
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Theory of three directions move video: link

“Drive the posture through” Online Video Trailer 1

by on 2015/05/06

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 5 min.   In: English   Year: 2015  Difficulty:2/5  At:Toronto

Drive the posture through
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Grab, Root and Push 3

by on 2015/01/19

At the four-day workshop on Toronto from Jan. 15-19, 2015, I taught the basic principles of push hands action again. It is to: Read more

Get in, get stuck, turn the waist. i

by on 2015/01/07

Master Chen says that we need to get in, get stuck, and then turn the waist. However, people do not like the feeling of being stuck. We think that we need to move around looking for any opportunity to do something. The reality is that every move is an opportunity.

Self align and align with opponent i

by on 2014/12/28

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Taijiquan Application: real or illusion? 6

by on 2014/09/13

A youtube viewer of video below asked:
Master Chen, how will know if can be used when we can practice 100%? How would we know if it is real or an illusion of our ability?

Please comment on this good question

by on 2014/02/10

Two person constant pressure training i

by on 2013/12/25

This is a very beneficial training method that focuses on sticking your energy and connecting to an opponent while you are in movement. Read more

by on 2013/12/10

Chen Zhonghua and Gary Kong Push Hand Instruction Video Trailer i

by on 2013/07/10

Push Hand demonstration and instruction. ‘ front hand and rear foot line up’ , ‘Linking and sinking power” principles in action.

Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 5:34 min.   In: English   Year: 2009  Difficulty:3/5  At:Maple Ridge

Master Chen and Gary Push Hand Instruction
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Han Yue Push Hands Practice Video Purchase 1

by on 2013/07/10

Han Yue multiple ShanDong Province champion conducting push hand practice with full time students 2011. Presenter: Han Yue  Length: 9 min. In: Chinese & English Year: 2011 Difficulty:4/5 At:Daqingshan

Han Yue Teaching Push Hands
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“Toronto Workshop September 2012 Volume 2” Online Video Trailer 4

by on 2013/02/13

1. Rotation and movements. 2. Fetch water exercise. 3. Loose and tight. 3. Breathing. 4. Connected spiral. 5. How to touch. 6. Alignment and energy movement. 7. Chen Zhonghua demo of Yilu 13-21. 8. In with elbow. 9. Sinking involves a stretch. 10. Taiji movements are not normal. Read more

“Toronto Workshop September 2012 Volume 1” Online Video Trailer 1

by on 2013/02/08

1. Moving without movements. 2. Add one. 3. Full movements. 4. Stretches of the legs. 5. Revolution with rotation. 6. Hand and foot connection in circles. 7. foundations exercises. 8. Dot coming out.  Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 44 min.   In: English   Year: 2012  Difficulty:4/5  At: Toronto, Canada

Toronto Workshop September 2012 Volume 1
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“Front Trick” Application 2

by on 2013/02/04

This is a simply application of “Front Trick”.

Chen Zhonghua: checkered shirt.
Daniel Mroz: black pants.

Photography: Allan Belsheim.

Rules for the Knee i

by on 2013/02/02

When you are stepping, which is a global move called revolution, you are free to move your knee.

Once you finish this move, in which case, you have landed your foot and fixed your foot as an anchor, your knee should also be fixed. Read more

by on 2013/01/23

“Bruce Schaub Private 2012 Volume 1” Online Video Trailer 5

by on 2012/12/16

Four chapters of video that starts with a brief introduction to the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. Master Chen covered a lot of ground on this one on one session, as he is intent on giving as much correction and knowledge from which the student can work on until they meet again next time.
Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 64 min.   In: English   Year: 2012  Difficulty:3/5  At:Phoenix, AZ. USA

Bruce Schaub Private 2012 Volume 1
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“Bruce Schaub Private 2012 Volume 2” Online Video Trailer 9

by on 2012/12/16

6 Chapters of Master Chen Zhonghua’s hands-on push hands application instruction during a private workshop in Phoenix, AZ, USA. This is a must-have for those interested in taiji applications. Many subtle and difficult concepts and applications are taught in this video.  Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 57 min.   In: English   Year: 2012  Difficulty:4/5  At:Phoenix, AZ. USA

Bruce Schaub Private 2012 Volume 2
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Elbow Strike 1 1

by on 2012/11/10

This is a simple application of elbow strike called “Shun Lan zhou” in Yilu Number 62.

Demonstrated by Chen Zhonghua and Daniel Mroz on Feb. 21, 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta. Photos were taken by Allan Belsheim.

“Selected Clips of Chen Zhonghua’s 2012 Daqingshan Push Hands Teaching” Mini Lesson 1

by on 2012/11/02

Some clips of master Chen Zhonghua’s push hand teaching sessions of Daqingshan in the summer of 2012. These are extracted from the 7 volumes of the Daqingshan 2012 push hands training videos. This video is also available at: http://chenzhonghua.cn/2012/11/陈中华老师2012年大青山推手训练精选视频花絮/      Presenter: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 8 min.   In: Chinese   Year: 2012  Difficulty:4/5  At:Daqingshan

Selected Clips of Chen Zhonghua's 2012 Daqingshan Push Hands Teaching
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