In this lesson, you can learn all movements of Part 6 of Chen’s Tai Chi Old Form 1, including 11 movements (movement 64 – 74).
Generally, there are three videos for each movement. There are different purposes for each clip of the videos. First, you can learn and understand the details of the movements from the Explanation video. Secondly, it is easier to remember the movements step-by-step from the videos with the order. The text below can help you to understand more and remember the sequence of the steps of the movements. Furthermore, after you can remember the movements, you can try to exercise the movements smoothly with strong feeling of the Qi by following the videos of the Demo. Requirements below are very helpful to understand the more details of the movements. You may also find the basic applications for the most of the movements. It can help you to learn and exercise the movements more accurately.
Movement 64: Cross Kick
With Order: Front View
Demo: Front View
Here you can find more materials about Steps to follow, Requirements etc.
Steps: 1. Relax the hip joints. Turn left. Wave the right palm to the left in a downward curve with an opening rotation. Wave the left palm to the inside of the right forearm in an upward curve with a closing rotation; 2. Turn right. Turn the left heel outward with the left toes testing on the ground. Shift the weight to the left leg. Continue to turn the body to the right side. Raise and turn the right toes outward. At the same time raise and push two arms right upward. Look forward; 3. Shift the weight to the right leg. Lift the left knee. Step the left foot to the left front side. Press the left palm left downward to the left leg. Hold the left arm over the left leg. Push the right palm upward. Look to the left side; 4. Loosen the hip joints. Turn right slightly. Wave the left palm to the front of the chest in an upward curve with an opening rotation. Wave the right palm to the left in a downward curve with an opening rotation. Hold the right palm under the left elbow; 5. Shift the weight to the left leg. Drag the right foot close to the left foot. Swing the right leg upward. Slap the top of the right foot with the left palm; 6. Lower the right leg to the right side after kick. Loosen the left hip joint. At the same time turn the body to the right side with the left heel touching the ground. Lift the right up over the left shoulder. Lower the left palm downward to the side of the waist. Lift the right knee upward, At the same time chop the right palm downward to the right side of the body, and lift the left palm upward with explosive power. Look forward.
Requirements: Loosen the hip joints. Use the waist to coordinate the movements of the arms and leg (Step 1, 2); Relax the right hip joint. Step the left foot and open two arms by lowering the waist. Keep the body upright (Step 3); Use the waist to lead two arms to close to each other. Hold two arms with internal strength (Step 4); Coordinate the whole body as one to kick, slap the foot. Relax the left leg and hip joints. Keep the body upright (Step 5); Relax the body. Lift the Baihui upward. Use the waist the lead and control the movements of the arms and legs. Loosen the hip joint. Stand on the left leg firmly. Open two palms with the explosive power coming from the waist (Step 6).
Applications: Block the attack with the right arm. Attack the face or chest of the opponent with your left palm (Step 1); Up block the attacking arm with your right arm. Kick the leg of the opponent with your left foot. At the same time push the abdomen of the opponent with your left palm (Step 2, 3); Block the attack from the left side with your left arm. Hit the opponent with your left shoulder and attack the chest of the opponent with your right palm (Step 4); Block the attack with your right palm. Kick the crotch or chest of the opponent with your right foot. Slap the head of the opponent with your left palm (Step 5); Hold and raise the right wrist of the opponent with your left hand. Press and chop the head of the opponent downward to the right side with your right hand. At the same time hit the face or chest of the opponent with the right knee (Step 6).