Friday, September 24, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Sep 24, 2021

Lever: one side goes down, but it actually needs to move, so the pivot keeps moving backward within the rod.

Book exercise: Not allowing the book to fall down with your hand and opponent's hand on it. One person pushs and pulls, the opponent matches the action with the elbow, shoulder, kua, feet.

Leader in 3-count circle

Six Sealing Four Closing: While the two knees are going up and down, they are restricted within a cylinder.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua's knee was not moving

I don't know how many Master Chen Zhonghua has said not to move the knee.

Although I am well aware of the requirement, and tried to implement during the yilu form.

I saw today on the online class that even when he was very causually demonstrating an action, which involves bending the knee, his knee was not moving!!!

I realized that the image that I throught I saw before was actually made up.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Sep 17, 2021

First step in the first move:
After the right turn, my left hand is on the opponent's elbow not moving, while my right hand holds the opponent's wrist. Lock my outside, shrink the distance between my right elbow and right kua. This is to fali 发力.

3-count positive circle:

  1. Imagine a fixed point beyond the right hand on the straight line between the right hand and right elbow. Pull in the elbow along this line.
  2. Imagine a fixed point behind the right kua on the straight line between the right kua and right elbow. Open the kua to stretch and extend the distance along this line.
  3. Imagine a fixed point behind the right elbow on the straight line between the right elbow and the right hand. Stretch the right hand out along this line.
Hand-out:
  1. Turn the elbow while keeping the hand-elbow line.
  2. Turn the shoulder while keeping the shoulder-elbow line.
  3. Open the kua while keeping the kua-knee line.
Bottom-line is everything stays within its cylinder and only rotates.

Gong is important, Fa is useful.

Gong can't be trained, fa can be trained. Over a long time, gong will come out.

We need 3 dimensions to adjust, and 2 dimensions to fight.

A bullet going through the barrel is 2-dimensional.

Kua-knee-ankle is a triangle, i.e. 2-dimensional.  We push up the kua, the energy goes into the knee, it stretches the calf. The problem is that when we move the kua up, it is not stretch up.

To cut with a paper cutter, the lever stretches out and down on the vertical plane.

Gun powder explosion is a rotation, the bullet travelling inside the gun barrel is a linear action.

The sound made is stifled during fajin.  It is like the stifled sneeze. If it is right, the sound is always the same.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Sep 14, 2021

变硬 - 拉长定住

抓对方的手腕 - 拇指与中指扣着对方的手腕

拦擦衣 - 第三动 - 右胯要顶出到左边来 - 是一个动作让三个部位动起来。

Monday, September 13, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Sep 13, 2021

不丢不顶

顶 - 胳膊的事

不顶 - 不用胳膊推

死 - 外形不变

练成一个木头版在躯干上






丢 - 自己的脚跟对方的距离大

不丢 - 脚跟上了


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Sep 8, 2021

Fixed two dots are static power. Add one more dot between the two is dynamic power.  As long as you can stretch this third dot against the fixed two dots, you have power, e.g.

  1. Lock the head and knee, push the kua out.
  2. Lock the back of the head and the front shoulder, push the bottom of the neck close to the front shoulder out.
The wrist should be stretch on the same line. The ankle should be stretched at the right angle.

Master Chen explained the difference in the following: 开步、合步、跟步、开脚。

Size of the two gears determines the direction of the resulting power.

Dao - Everything exists as it is.  There is no right or wrong.  The sequence matters. An individual piece is fine as it is.  If you disrupt the flow (the sequence), it becomes problematic.

Elbow (in), Kua (rotate), Hand,(out).  It is wrong when the sequence is messed up.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Sep 3, 2021

3 hats:

  1. Head to shoulder
  2. Chest to kua
  3. Kua to foot

松沉 - Vertical plum line, the line has no power itself. The line is a relationship. Taiji needs the relationship to be virtual.

Between the sun and earth, there is gravity, which is the relationship. It is real, but you can't touch it.

You have learning something once you can paraphrase it.

If you can see it, you have learned it.

If you can really see it, what you see does not change.

To be a student, always collect data/information. Over time, patterns will be formed from such information.

Figure 8 positive circle - A big positive circle in the front, and a small negative circle at the back

Figure 8 negative circle - A small positive circle in the front, and a big negative circle at the back

Use the kua to draw the circle.