Shoulder, elbow, hand

(leggi il post in italiano) This ‘mantra’ echoes during taijiquan lessons. It underlines the movement of upper extremities and it is intended to clarify the right sequence of muscles/joints involved during action. For a beginner, the action seems starting from hand as: The hand performs a wide movement, capturing his/her …

Hand posture: the palm (zhang)

(vai alla versione in italiano) Here is Master Chen Peishan video describing the hand shape; this video was published some time ago on Italy Chen Xiaojia website The palm is maintained with the fingers extended naturally, closed together as if they were attached (they are not). The base of the …