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Kelvin Ho was invited to perform at Yee Hong Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 12, 2019.

https://youtu.be/r_cMS8pT_4Q

81 Yilu With Full Movement Names – International Coach & Liaison Officer James Strider, Perth December 2018

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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陈中华老师曰:《手上要松,脚下要攻。》
Master Chen Zhonghua said, “Don’t power up the top, attack from the bottom.”

It is not opening/closing but rather coiling/uncoiling and compressing/releasing.

It is not about using no force but using enormous amount of forces to maintain the rigidity of the structure, the integrity of the core and the efficiency of the move.

It is not about balance but balanced forces.

It is not about flexibility but the ability to stretch to produce a split or separation