Toronto

Fist covering hand downwards

Stretch right hand from elbow – straight forward, pull back towards left. Left hand covers the right arm, circle the elbow, stretch right arm while placing left hand middle of chest(thumb near chest), rotate the hip towards left stretching all the way while locking right elbow and shoulder.

Drop both hands on the side.

Double negative circle- right hand near the face -left hand straight-left hand palm up drop just above right knee making fist- right hand make a fist- stretch downwards just above right knee – make a fist left hand and stretch opposite side opening the Kua towards the left. All one move

The lock is on right side and the stretch from the hip is towards the left.

Forward double push hands

Right hand positive circle start with elbow in out with hand 2nd positive circle elbow in touch the elbow to right side, lock and rotate torso to left as much as possible

Open left foot using the heel, lock the left side

Step forward pulling right foot ret on toes

Right hand forward, palm up, slightly bend the elbow, left hand palm up and beside the elbow

Step the right foot out 90 degrees lock right side, pull the left foot and place it beside right foot hands placed in front of the body… double push hands, palm facing downwards, chest height.

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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