push hands

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.

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We must train to use a lot of power.

If you want to learn how to move a big rock and you just go up to it and use your hands to tip it back and forth, you are wasting your life. You have to get a good grip on it and try to lift it. If you can’t move it then: Read more

17 chapters of instruction on taiji push hands and applications. This is part of the 2010 Daqingshan full time course taught by Master Chen Zhonghua. While there are many applications and techniques taught in this video, the focus was on the differentiation of movement and tranquility (Don’t move) on corresponding parts of the body.  Author: Chen Zhonghua   Length: 48 min.   In: English   Year: 2010  Difficulty:3/5  At:Daqingshan Mountain Resort for Taiji

Daqingshan Lecture #9, 2010
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YouTube – Chen and Calandra Taiji Applications. Master Chen Zhonghua and Michael Calandra explained some of the Cannon Fist techniques in this video clip. The setting was in Master Calandra’s dojo in Queen, NY in 2003 at a workshop on Cannon Fist of Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method.

Final photos of the workshop in Finland.

Taiji photo: Finland10 Workshop – a set on Flickr.

Helsinki i

by webmaster on 2010/04/12

Helsinki on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Tomi and Wang Chao came to the airport to pick me up. We first of all went to see Xiuhua, Wang Chao’s mother. She happens to be in Helsinki for personal business. It was nice to see her in Helsinki. The last time I saw her it was in May 2009 in Suzhou. Read more