Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Notes for 引进落空 video

http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/88767

上个星期五我们学了《挂档》,今个星期五,我们来学习如何在挂了档的情况下《引进落空》。
《引》是怎样做?《空》又是什么?

各位同学,何家伟教练将在星期五上午9:30-10:30 (中国时间)开始讲【引进落空】视频。

请大家届时登录网站在那儿的评论栏里上课。提前看完视频后,请把自己的视频笔记与问题放到评论栏里。在许可的情况下,教练会在上课前回答。谢谢大家,有不明白的咨询赵青云,微信号:18686108820

Video:
引进落空-香港2015

Notes:
欢迎各位同学。现在我们开始学习这个视频。
今天会有互动题,请大家届时在评论栏回复一下吧,相互学习。

0:27 陈老师用了火车在平台跟悬崖的分别解释引进落空是什么。在平台上,你自己怎样都动火车不了,因为平台是稳固的。要车长开把火车它到悬崖,一半掉在悬崖边。吹一口气,火车就会掉进深渊了。

1:07 陈老师把书放回桌上,那就动它不了(向下压的方向)。他在这视频意外的地方讲过这叫【实】(空或虚的相反)。把书搬到桌边,但是书只是一点点在桌的外边,书还是不会掉下的。最好的是把书的大部分弄到桌外,小部分在桌上,用方法托着它(例如:一根手指)。当把手指拿走的时候,书自然就会掉下。推手时,陈老师会假意自己倒下,让对手过度伸张,那时候其实是陈老师扶着对手而对手不知道。当陈老师拿走承托的时候,对手便会自己倒下(用不着吹一口气了)。

2:10 陈老师跟一位同学试手。陈老师装着推那位同学,定着上身,右脚进去,右胯填满。那位同学以为把陈老师推后,令陈老师站不住,这只是假象。同学上身已有点前倾。实在陈老师已经制做了一个悬崖。陈老师左手轻轻一碰,同学就掉进悬崖。这就是借劲。

2:38 同学推陈老师的肚子,陈老师定着不动。那接触点的上面(陈老师的上身)往后,那接触点的下面往前。这是杠杆。陈老师把力延申到同学的后脚。这就像把同学撬起一样。

3:10 另外一个示范。同学同样推陈老师的肚子,陈老师定着不动。这一次,肚子慢慢撤退的时候,陈老师后背伸长到双臂。双手已到同学的后面,这时候,同学像站在悬崖边,有人在他身后轻轻一推,他就掉进悬崖了。

3:14 同学往前已掉进悬崖,失去重心。陈老师此时再用了一个在同学身体里面的定点反方向往上翻到同学的后面,再次令同学失去重心。

3:55 陈老师说已经完成了。他到底做了什么?当那位同学推陈老师的时候,陈老师双手已到同学的背后,准绳地跟对方的力对上(被推的地方没动)。我们常常是在被推的地方推来推去。

4:20 《引》不是一个实际的动作,是形容一类的动作,或是说有这种效果的动作。那动作做完了,对方还是不知道,感觉不到。《引》不是带路的意思。对方是不会听我们的。我们是用方法令对方上当。

4:46 太极拳主要的是掤。陈老师常常假扮去推,实际不推。示范中,他的右手和肚子定住,右脚进去。这也是定住两头动中间的一个例子。

5:35 陈老师一推,同学忙着反应,陈老师在第一个动作(搭手)不变的情况下,进去了。

5:45 陈老师说一定要掤着,对方不顶或是不反应,就败了。顶的话,陈老师就加另外一个,可以是捋、可以是挤。不同的方向,就出了八法。

6:17 《引》就是一个掤劲。没有掤,什么也没有。一切从掤开始。

6:50 因为陈老师比对方强,他不怕对方,所以他的动作看似轻松。如果他比对方弱,所有动作都会显得僵硬。

《引进落空》是要利诱对方掉下陷阱。用什么利来诱呢?令对方以为自己有机会赢。

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Notes for 挂档 video

各位学员,何家伟教练将在星期五上午9:30-10:30开始讲【挂档】视频:
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/90371

这个视频让大家明白挂档是什么。当你记住了一路的基本动作时,我们就要在每个动作里面加上挂档,你加了没有?推手时,亦如是。

讲课地点在这个视频购买页下面的评论栏里,请大家届时登录网站在那儿的评论栏里上课。提前看完视频后,请把自己的视频笔记与问题放到评论栏里。所有的问题在评论栏里提出,所有的回答也在评论栏里回复。在许可的情况下,教练会在上课前回答。网站已升级,速度快捷,在评论栏学习更高效。谢谢大家,有不明白的咨询赵青云,微信号:18686108820

上个星期五我们学了《如何看》,今个星期五,我们来实习如何看这个《挂档》的视频。
0:21 - 0:22 这一秒就是这视频的关键。你们看到没有?如看到,你看到什么?请大家在评论栏回复一下吧。
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/90371#comment-18533

Video:
挂档-2019.06.02

Notes:

欢迎各位同学。现在我们开始学习这个视频。
今天会有互动题,请大家届时在评论栏回复一下吧,相互学习。

我看到的橡皮筋代表:
1)身体不能松懈。
2)首尾两头要有关系,示范中两头的关系是拉伸。
这个就是挂档了。在挂档后,再多拉伸多一点也可以,没关系了。

0:53 陈老师提了我们一个很重要的事情。我们平常不知不觉地便做了一些不应该的动作。要定的不定,要动的不动。譬如推手时,对方推我们的地方,不该动,但是我们动了。

1:05 陈老师在这时只与女同学挂上档,没与男同学挂上档。
1:12 陈老师在这时与两位同学都挂上档了。
那两次示范有什么分别呢?请大家来回复一下吧。

分别是动作的方向和位置。明白到这个原理,我们就要把它放进我们的动作里面。

1:44 右手与右肩定住不动,右肘一收就挂上档了。

1:52 陈老师在讲座或网上教学,常常问我们一些问题,我们一定要有反应,不能默不作声。答案对与错不重要,不要怕错掉脸。陈老师会因应我们答案调整再解析或继续。我们的答案只是一个回馈。

3:08 陈老师说:“你们看看看,看我的。” 你觉得当时发生什么事呢?

我猜有同学看的时候,同时模仿,没专心看。

之前说到定住两头,动中间挂上档。3:53 陈老师定住中间(肘),手往外走到挂上档

规矩是在外面的往外走,在里面的往里走。手指头是外,肘是内。往外走是手指头领着,往里走的肘领着。所谓出手不出肘,收肘不收手。统称是顺序。跟着陈老师示范了几个一路里面的动作应怎样守这规矩,。

大家还有没有别的问题?

孙中华老师在他的挂档与空挡文章中说:
挂挡是陈式太极拳实用拳法的一个术语。特指身体的某个部位和另一个部位发生了关系。这种关系使它们之间相吸或者相斥。这种关系可以是具体的例如手和脚挂上了档。也可以是虚拟的(但是有真实功能的)例如手和身外的某个物体挂上档。
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/22580
请大家好好阅读一下。

今天的课就到这里。谢谢大家的参加。下个星期五上午9:30再见。

有关文章:
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/22580

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Notes for 如何看 videos

各位学员,何家伟教练将在星期五上午9:30-10:30开始讲三个【如何看】视频:
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/96715
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/96717
http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/96719

这系列视频让大家对《看》有了规矩,亦有了方法依从。对日后在讲座与视频学习有莫大帮助。陈中华在视频还讲了多个学习的窍门,真是不能错过。

讲课地点在第一个视频购买页http://www.shiyongquanfa.cn/archives/96715 下面的评论栏里,请大家届时登录网站在那儿的评论栏里上课。提前看完视频后,请把自己的视频笔记与问题放到评语栏里。所有的问题在评论栏里提出,所有的回答也在评论栏里回复。谢谢大家,有不明白的咨询赵青云,微信号:18686108820

Videos:
东台19-1如何看
东台19-2如何看
东台19-3如何看

我们要做笔记,然后放到网站上。一句一句老老实实的写,不要哗众取宠。看到多少就多少。
我们生活中基本都是坏习惯,它让我们慢慢地死去。我们要的是规矩,但我们不愿意守规矩,任自己的意思去做。从少到大一个孩子学习十八年,毕业后两三天就学坏了。好的东西我们不愿做,坏的东西正合意就记住了。顺着自己意愿做,像是很容易不辛苦。反过来,一辈子守规矩,像是很辛苦。辛苦不辛苦,都是自己想出来的。到最后,守规矩就会有得着。我们能学会,辛辛苦苦,好好听话,进步就很快了。老师跟每个人说一说,记住了,三年之内改了,就行了。
当老师做示范时,我们一定不要做别的,只能看。不能同时模仿,因为一动,我们就看不见,也听不见了。老师的动作,就算好好看,看十年还是看不见。如果不好好看...(那就没you学到)。
怎样才是好好看?看哪里的指令要具体的,不会让人误会的,当对方是小孩一样。清清楚楚的说出来。看的要全神贯注的看,不能被别的东西干扰、打断。
我们常常犯的错是改变了老师的用词,亦就是改变了老师的原意。用词改了,我们只会记得自己的用词,不记得老师的用词。用词要跟老师一样,动作要模仿老师的动作。就算现在不明白老师的用词,不要把它变,记录下它就是。将来,看多了,听多了,练多了,慢慢就会真正的明白它。
在视频了,老师用了一个【你过来这里】的对话例子来表述不具体表达的问题。这里是哪儿呢?我们的脑子常常有一些假设,但是别人也有他自己的假设。不清楚说出来,我们是不会知道是否一样的,但是我们以为对方知道的是一样的,误会就是这样产生的,虚话变真话。我们要具体到不容许出偏差。有机会出偏差就会出偏差。
老师示范画圈。大自然是没圈/圆的,都是我们自己想出来的。我们这个拳是模仿大自然的,但如果大自然没有,我们模仿什么呢?大自然没有圆的事物,但有圆的现象。圆的现象出现后就没了,我们也可以用身体做同样的。
老师解释了三角形是圆。从起点走到终点,但终点跟起点是同一地方。A->B->C->A。回到原点就是圆。
我们常常改话题,但是自己不知道。
我们这个拳,重要的东西是没有参照物的。画正圈,起点在空中,要回到那一点是很难的。那怎样做呢?我们要想办法把这个看不到的点看到。用一些不动不变(死的)的参照物把它的位置定下来。
阴阳是中华文化最精华的东西,它描述世界的万物。我们要用一个存在的【阳】表述一个不存在的【阴】,那个不存在就变成真实的了。

提议大家阅读以下两篇文章:
看和读
五多一不

如何看? (请在评语栏写出在视频你学到的方法或要求)
  1. 看什么东西,那东西要具体,不能有想象空间。
  2. 专心的看,不能同时做别的东西。不能一边模仿一边看。
  3. 用参照物。
  4. 用不同方法、角度去看。

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Intent

Today, there was a discussion among some of the North American disciples on intent. What is it? What does it mean?

The discussion allowed me to solidfy a couple of things.

In 2019 Iowa Camp, shifu mentioned:

Spencer's notes:
The camp’s lessons this time were pervaded by the idea of “intention”. Intention in PM is what we call “to lead”. For example, in the positive circle, the elbow in is the “lead” Intention has no meaning in itself, but it changes everything. I am starting to realize this is one of the reasons Master Chen’s form looks so much different than mine and I can never figure out why. Your eyes can only see movement. The act of leading translates to intention, and when intention is used, the action is different. In with elbow, turn at waist, out with hand… You have to be clear about those intentions. Say them aloud! When the intention is clear, you produce a very thin line. From one large thing, you pull out one dot. This is the concept of silk reeling.

My notes:
Lead - Intention
Intention can only be seen if there is movement, or change in structure.
When the intention is different, the result is different.

In with elbow, turn with waist, out with hand.
We need to say it out loud.
They make a triangle.
Isolate the three lines.
The triangle becomes a circle because of the rotation of the centre (which is an illusion)
3 independent ways to lead
3 intentions

Hugo mentioned water drop rolling down the window.

Shifu also mentioned before, "Real intent is no intent".

My thinking at the moment is that it is about the inevitable consequence when something is done.  Nothing needs to be forced by me.

If A is done, B must become the result, then A is an intent.  However, there is a relationship between A and B that must be maintained, otherwise, A is not an intent. e.g. A is your push on a revolving door, B is the resolving door rotating and hitting you back. The relationship is that the solid door with a non-moving axis that it can rotate on. With that relationship, you know that when you do A, B must become the result (there is no other possibility). A is indirect with B.

The word "lead" means going first, e.g. every section of a bicycle chain must go through the same spot one after another. The first one going through is the leader. This is also related to the concept that our actions must be vertical (going in the direction of the length of an object) and not horizontal.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Taiji Postures

Block Touching Coat

Single Whip

Taken at Trent-Severn Waterway Lock 38 on June 30, 2019.

Shifu's comment:
何家伟的两张照片显示出来筋的力。开始用筋之后,自身必然能够合住劲。
Both of Kelvin Ho's pictures displayed the power from tendon. With the use of tendon, the body will be able to hold the power (without collapse or leakage).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sensing the energy in the opponent

It has been a while since I notice how students are powering up when they engage with each other while I am watching from the side without touching them. I am not yet sure how I can tell. Is it their subtle movement, body language or something else? E.g. I can tell if they are pushing from the heel or toes, if they are powering up with a back muscle, at the shoulder, or with the kua. This information is useful in identifying the fixed dot in the opponent's body. It allows me to help the students understand their bodies, and what they are actually doing. They ask me how I can tell, however at this point, I honestly don't know how I know, I just do. It just seems like the energy is running through the body.
Today, I was teaching a student how to kick with heel. The focus was to stretch the back of the leg and not let the energy get stuck on the knee. I was telling the student the difference between the proper and non-proper ones. I realized that I was not using my eyes or any touch to tell if she was stretching or not. The leg might be extended but not necessarily stretched. We did a test with me looking a way to see if I could tell if she was stretching or not. We repeated the test a few times, and somehow I could tell. Was I using some sort of sound? I was not sure, I just felt it in my body somehow. This was written for the sake of recording the incident.
One of the ways to learn to locate the fixed dot is to put some pressure on the opponent and see how he reacts to it, e.g. how he resists it. The same person tends to react the same way, the more you work with a person, the more you are used to his actions and can anticipate what he will do. The more people you work with, the more developed the skill. It eventually helps in dealing with you have never met before.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Drilling Down

This week, I found myself able to drill the opponent down causing him to eventually fall vertically to the ground.  The particular exercise was about me putting my right hand on the opponent's right shoulder, and my right thigh behind the opponent's left thigh. I pulled my elbow down his back and towards my right kua to lock the opponent (This would cause a compression on the opponent's spine). I realized a fixed dot at the opponent's left ribs. I opened my right kua upwards, and ended up taking out the space in the opponent. The result was that the opponent left leg would fly straight out, and I would be like drilling him straight to the ground with the original fixed dot going straight down with no tossing. Note that it was important not to thinking about rotating myself or the opponent at all. The rotation was only the result, and not my action. When I opened my kua, I opened it with a straight aim in a particular direction tightly in front of the fixed dot on the opponent's front. At the same time, I did a separate stretch tightly behind the fixed dot on the opponent's back. This was just like putting the hands on the stick of a rattle drum in order to spin it. I did the same drill the prior week with the same person. He commented that it felt different this week. He was falling with my action, and it was more crisp. I tried the exercise with a different fixed dot. This time it was on his right ribs. The result was the same. I drilled him down on that axis.  I tried this exercise with another person. Besides doing it by opening the kua as described above, I did it also by stretching the head/neck to the other side of the dot. It was like tipping the lever on the other end of the lever compared to what was done with the kua. I remembered first time creating a similar result a few years ago with Master Chen Zhonghua providing step-by-step verbal instructions on the side. Not until now (9+ years of training), I am able to do it in a controlled/limited manner on my own. Master Chen said training taiji was like boiling water. Water at 30 degrees, 70 degrees, 90 degress, etc is still water (H20 in liquid form), not until it reaches 100 degrees, it would become steam (H20 in gas form) and have fundamental change.  However, we must keep boiling, and not stop the fire.  This is known as huo hou 火候 in Chinese.