Maple Ridge workshop Mar 27/28 2010

by Jay Smith on 2010/03/28

About Jay Smith

Disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua

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helenkita March 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm

i was glad we did more Yilus this workshop. I liked it when Master Chen explained the elbow in and hand out as we were doing the Yilu. I now know more on what learning the choreography means. I think I have to learn to move like a robot, try not to move my hands, keep my elbow in and center locked and to separate parts of my body and keep my shoulders down. I guess i have a lot to work on. i will practice the exercise with my hands going up and my body going down.

Jay March 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I liked doing Yilu while working on the “elbow in” and the “hand out” through out the form.

We all have lots to work on :)

Chen Zhonghua March 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

Videos of my push hands with Gary, Jay and Rick will be uploaded to the Maple Ridge group soon….
Thanks to you all for a wonderful weekend!

Jody March 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

The last 2 workshops have been particularly useful for me. During the Mar 13/14 workshop, we were working on keeping contact once we had made contact and adding to it. We wer string to get 1, 2, 3 points of contact. I remembered that when I first started working with Master Chen, it felt like trying to wreste with an octopus. I have been concentrating on different things recently and forgotten that feeling. It came back when as I tried sticking everytime I touched.
Lots to work on there.

I agree with Helen and Jay that being reminded of the elbow in, hand out during Yi Lu was very valuable. It gave new meaning (new to me, but there all along) to some of the moves. Even doing something as fundamental as + circles doing only 2 moves,1) elbow in, 2) fingers out, is difficult and is an excellent drill for breaking old habits and creating more appropriate ones.

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