That’s right folks, some rare video has surfaced of Chen Zhaokui performing chen style hidden hand punch on youtube. For those that don’t know, Chen Zhaokui is the son of Chen Fake (for more info, see Taiji Gongfu Chen Lineage page).
While the clip is only 11 seconds, it’s interesting to note the positioning of the punching hand. The right hand almost seems to stay in the center of the body for a bit before the fajing.
Also, what is the significance of the finger positioning of the left hand. I was shown this when I used to do the 48 standardized form, but since training in the chen village method, it has been less emphasized. I’ve been taught to just keep the hand open and near the side of the body in the punch.
One other thing I noted off the bat, the movement after the punch seems a lot like what’s done in the Hong Method…