讲解: 陈中华 片长: 12 分钟 语言:英文 年代: 2018 难度:1/5 地点:美国爱荷华州
Ok, so keep talking.
So this demarcation point from here…
it’s… a little bit lower, I’m too short. So this sets the demarcation. When Lou pushes me here, I regard this line here as the demarcation. So everything on my side here cannot go towards him, it has to go backward. backward towards my rear foot. Only in front here… this is another demarcation, so this line is very thick… this stick where he’s holding me… This part can go forward. Can you see when I do that, it sends tension to his back.
This goes backward. So I created a larger split here. In the end, I increase it in…with here. So if I send this here, this is called a push. I’m pushing him. If I am deficient, I’m going back and did not go forward, that’s a loss of energy. We can not… Push is called a jam. So we cannot jam, we cannot lose. So lock him with this one here, and this one goes forward, this backward, the power is how much you can generate in the void. Not there, not here, add here.
So this one here must go forward, this one here must go backward, with…in between there, there’s a demarcation, your power must be proportional like that. In reality, you do this you’ll fall down. So what you do is, this one aims your opponent… usually the hand is lower… aims towards your opponent’s chest, so it slightly goes like that. And this one here if it goes back, you also will fall down. it goes slightly towards the floor. So you have this shape. So that’s what we try to do. And don’t turn. All the turning is allowed, as long as you don’t turn. So, let me explain what that means.
So this is your demarcation. We do it larger for you to see. Are we still there? I’ll wait… are you recording? Yeah…it’s…
So now, I draw this little box, we consider this the contacting point. I drew it larger so you actually can see. It’s a dot, invisible, on your body. So when you’re being touched, the front… so I’m standing here… the front of you, assuming your hand is fairly low, should go like this. Aiming at your opponent’s chest area, on the centerline somewhere here. And, depending on the situation, you can also draw something like this.
Depends on how you perceive that artistic rendition. Towards either here, throat, nose, this line here. And over here… so that’s why I draw a box… so whatever you do here to justify the connection here… but we within here, you connected inside here. and over here… and if I do this one here… it goes to your foot.
So, if that one is like that to make it more like a Taiji like, it goes like this. So this one slopes… again, too many curves here… Slopes forward to touch your opponent’s center on the chest. This one pushes downward to your rear foot. And we think, visually and physically, we think this one is fairly easy, this one’s difficult. in reality, this one is very difficult, this one is very very difficult. Because you have to send your energy up, but you cannot… so this here I… the arrows I drew, it means your energy has to move, but it cannot move.
It means it cannot move off that line, and that’s a tremendous job. To send the energy requires one action, it requires one million actions to ensure it does not fall off that trajectory. So moving backward, again, is very easy, towards your rear foot. To ensure that line is not broken, will take… I don’t know how many million, but in reality is 10 – 15 years of work. So the first 3 years, you can do this right. And the second 3 years reaching to 6-7 year mark, you can do a little bit of this here. To do it clearly, like, I’m not even there. That has to be a clear path you feel, a rod that moves but does not move. Like a train inside you, going like this.
Like that, hitting your opponent and the floor at the same time. so this is the job of that move. It’s not a particular movement, it’s not a technique, this is called a… an action concept. It’s a concept about particular types of action. And then little things of finger going here there, those are called… and these belongs to… techniques. And this is a concept. so so this is number 3, this is the second type. The first the type is always a principal. The principal is subdivided into bigger ones, Universal ones, sections, and smaller ones.
So you might have smaller principles we would say a rule. So roughly these are the three layers of things we do. So all of these are Under the biggest the principle which is everything has to be divided into Yin and Yang. So when you look at a technique, you look at a concept, they must… the actions described there must result in whatever you’re doing divided into yin and yang.
If your particular action does not do that, then it is not a part of Taiji. And it is allowed that you don’t see why it is a yin yang separation. Until 5 -10 years later you realize oh okay, at that point I did not understand it. But… so it’s okay not to understand it, but it’s not ok that in the future, after 30 years you realize that action has no yin yang in it. And how do we know? Because we cannot predict the future, remember? last night, it says future is an illusion, past is a delusion. What do we do?
We have very small things to verify, to tell you. Things you… you cannot say for sure is wrong…because… What’s your name? (Jan) Jan, you know for sure it’s wrong when I call you Jackie. So when you’re not sure, but you don’t think it’s right, those could be that you will know later. I when I say sure, it means sure. Now, when I say sure it means sure, there are two ways.
1 is you are sure, 2 is you are sure because you are sure. The 1st ones you are sure based on the second level certainty. 2nd level, two layers. First one is first layer, you, at this stage, I assume your parents already passed away. (yes) So if that’s the case, the fact that your name is Jan is 1st level. For you, there is no more change. But if your parents are still alive, one day they might say: in reality, we named you Jackie. But a fortune teller said Jackie is not good for you, we have to call you Jan. But in our mind, we give birth to Jackie.
So there is no more possibility, so this is the 1st level certainty. 2nd level certainty is… what is her name? You are pretty sure, 100%, but that certainly is in your head, not in her head. You know for sure her name is Jan. So you know for sure, but we might run into her, and with a picture, and say: you look like the person in that picture, what’s your name? You might say, Jackie. So, we, at the very beginning must be 1st level. And if it’s the 2nd level, don’t learn it yet. Do you understand? You have…it’s..it’s.. you know it’s like I already told you don’t go to not to go to a bar, that’s 1st level. But 2nd level means your friend says but last time we went to a bar with Master Chen. And there are 3 of them telling you that. And you said, well…
这是界线，我画大一点给你看…还在录吗? 我等你…还在录吗? 好，我画这个方块是接触点，我画大一点你才能看得到，这是一个点，在你身上，看不到的。当你被碰到的时候，前面…我站在这里，你的前面，假设你的手比较低，应该这样走..向对手的胸口，在中线的这附近。看情况你也可以这样画，看你怎么看。向这里，喉，鼻，这条线。然后这里，这就是为什么我画个方块，这中间你想办法对上。
这不是某个动作，也不是一个技巧，这个叫作…一个动作的概念。是关于一种类型的动作的概念。而一些小动作比如手指这样走，那些是叫作…而这个是包含在技巧里面..然后这个是概念。所以这个是3，这个是第2种，第1种永远都是原则。原则可以细分成大项的，通则，各项目的原则，和其他小项的。所以一些小项的原则，我们叫。所以大致上这是我们练拳的三个层次，所有的东西都在 之下，也就是所 都需要 。所以当你看一个技巧，一个概念的时候，它所叙述的动作必须要能分出阴阳。如果你作得这个动作不能，那这就不是太极。
你可以不懂为什么这是，等五年十年之后你发现，喔，那时候我不懂。所以你不懂是可以的。但如果你30年之后发现这动作没有阴阳，那是不行的。但我们怎么知道呢? 因为我们无法预测未来，记得昨晚说的吗? 未来是幻觉， 是妄想。那我们怎么作? 我们只有很少的方法去确定…你没办法确定是不是正确的东西…因为…你的名字是什么?(珍)珍，你确定当我叫你杰克的时候是错的。(是)所以当你不确定，但你觉得可能不对的时候，可能你以后会知道。当我说确定，就是确定。我说确定就是确定，有两种可能，一是你确定，一是你确定因为你确定。