Toronto

Fist Draping Over Body (Pi Shen Chui) and Lean with Back (Bei Zhe Kao) 

Double negative circle: Left hand negative circle, right hand elbow in place hand in punch form just above the left knee, right hand negative elbow in place hand in punch form just above the left knee. Repeat twice.

Right arm turn clockwise and raise the arm to crown. Hand in punch form. Left hand rests on the Kua and stretch open. The line and the stretches should be from left heel to right

Cross Hands (Shi Zi Shou) 

Double negative circle, left arm stretched on left side and right arm stretched on the right side higher than left arm, Continue the negative brining arms in a cross position, right above the left, hands in punch form, opposite to the chest, elbows tucked and facing the ground, same time  slide right foot heel first to the right and land.

Six Sealing and Four Closing (Liu Feng Si Bi) 

6 moves

Right hand positive circle twice (move 1, 2 and 3)

4 – Bring left hand middle of the right arm, both hands at the front of torso, left arm elbow touching left ribcage.

5- Pull left leg to rest toes near right leg – same direction and right feet

6- Rest both palms face down – fingers stretched – elbows slightly bend and tucked in

Twisting towel – Ning maogin
Straight torso – spine stretched – legs apart –bend knees a bit just to make upside down U shape … Imagine there is a horizontal bar just below navel area, stretched forward and vertical rod from head to ground

Fingers always stretched and slightly open, except the thumb, thumb touching forefinger. Arms at navel level, stretch forward tucking elbow towards the center of your body- keeping wrist locked (wrist doesn’t movie) elbow straight – shoulders locked (moving only within its socket)

Today we covered 5 exercises. Here are some corrections Kelvin Ho gave me and reminders in class as I understood at the time.

1)Twisting the Towel -Don’t move arms with arms but move arms and hands from same side foot. Make sure pelvis doesn’t move. Remember to keep hands stretched out and to stretch through whole arm. Keep on the centre line.
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Positive circle

Lower body

Legs apart – toes aligned with the other foot heel – foot open 45% outward and the other feet, toes close inward a bit – leaning closer to the front foot – Knee 90% measured at the ankle

Eyes

Choose a focus point and keep your eyes pinned to the focus point always

Upper body and movement

Shoulder and wrist locked- fingers stretched – index finger pointing towards your focus point and not above your eyebrow – start with palm down pointing towards the ground- bring elbow to right ribcage from waist twist all the way inside without losing your focus point.

Repeat- in with elbow – turn with waist – out with hand. Keep elbow bend all the time. Torso straight- knees turn up and down but not up and down.

45% in and out finger always pointing

Power comes from the heel