Lou Sacharske

This morning was my first post-training camp workout, and it was awesome. My mind was flooded with all the great corrections and insights Master Chen gave us. There was a virtual wooden TV tray on my head during the yilus (private lesson reference).
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Yilu Record Tab i

by Lou Sacharske on 2019/07/15

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During a workshop earlier this year, Master Chen recommended that we utilize the “Yilu Record” tab to track our practice. As a result of starting this, I have found that it motivates me to basically do more, and to practice more consistently. Recording progress provides definitive feedback on effort and accomplishment. I have found it to be a very positive tool and extremely easy to use.

During the last Toronto workshop, Master Chen mentioned some common sense guidelines for asking questions at live workshops with him. He said there are only really three valid questions while he is instructing:

  1. Mater Chen, I did not *see* that clearly, can you please show me again?
  2. Master Chen, I did not *hear* you clearly, can you please repeat that again?
  3. Master Chen, I did not *feel* that clearly, can you please do that again?

At another previous workshop he instructed not to rephrase his words, (e.g. “so you’re saying…”). He uses very specific words and they should not be changed.

At the Phoenix workshop Master Chen had someone place a pole from his hand to the arch of his back foot. In w/ elbow his and and forearm slid along the pole. He has a shorter pole placed by his front kua a slightly upward angle. His elbow followed the 2nd pole while the hand stayed on the 1st pole. He then said, it’s actually “out w/ foot” as the hand only guides the direction.
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