Master Chen Zhonghua Online Lesson on Apr 2, 2021 - Kelvin Ho
What does it mean to be not in the same dimension?
Open zipper, untie shoe lace
Taiji is to find the holes. We must fix the lattice to find the holes. Fixing the lattice is peng.
In push hands, we must lock the opponnent up, so that we can poke into the empty space. There is a lot of empty space, but if the opponent keeps moving, it may look like there is no empty space. Wherever we touch, it is still solid. In the contrary, if we can rotate, we will have no holes.
Normal people only know either horizontal move or vertical move. We train to be able to do both at the same time. In a simple example, we lock up (match) the opponent's horizontal move using our horizontal move, then execute the veritcal move.
To have a different perspective is to be able to see another dimension besides the known ones..
Falling down the cliff is an example of going into another dimension.
The cliff is there and didn't change. One day we all of a sudden see the empty and solid part of the cliff, and what they can be used for.
To get it, we must be able to stick around long enough. Different people may prefer different methods, but time is required to get there.
Exercise: Make the part from kua to hand a stick/board, push the kua outward on a striaght line.
I realize that I need to keep push it out, I tend to stop and push up half way.