Here are some thoughts from an evening class with Master Chen and Allan in January.
-In the circles the first move is outside, the second move is inside.
-The first move is never wrong, but wherever the shoulder ends up, it must remain fixed.
-2 analogies were:
A bottle of water of water with the lid on. The outside doesn’t move but the inside (the water) can move freely.
A suspension bridge with two fixed points, one on each end, can flex in the middle.