The Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method system created by Granddmaster Hong Junsheng has many characteristics that are different from other styles of Chen Style Taijiquan.
- The eyes are fixed on target, not on hand.
- Waist must rotate.
- Movement principle is set to 45 degrees.
- In general forms practice. One one speed is maintained. This can be fast or slow. Variation of speed is not allowed.
- All moves must be either a positive circle or a negative circle.
- Redefined “double heavy” as when the two points at the same side (top or bottom) are strong.
Never aim at yourself
Never aim at yourself: this is one of the most important principles in application.
The middle finger must always point to the opponent. It never points towards yourself. This is very difficult to do, especially when doing circles.
The body cannot toss
In most styles, the requirement is the the head must be suspended. This is correct but there usually is no specific instruction as to how to achieve this.
The way suspension is achieved is to make sure that the upper body is always erect. It cannot toss side ways. This is make the upper body stable and can eventually rotate.