# Dot in Space

by on 2010/12/04

Here is a clip from the Dot mini-lesson to illustrate the concept of creating rotation from a fixed dot outside your body. In DQS Master Chen showed this to me but I have a hard time understanding what he meant until I draw the circle of the rotation. I hope this short clip from the Dot mini lesson clarify this technique.

Tim Duehring December 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Wilkin, I think it helps to see what is going on.

greadore December 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

Master Chen:

Wilkin’s video showing the circular orbit with the dot was beneficial. In first watching your “Dot” video I thought that everything went through the dot/point somewhat linearly. But in watching Wilkin’s short modified video it appears the the dot is the center of a large circle which all the movements revolve around, is this correct? In the example shown there appears to be a “splitting” of energy around the opponents shoulder. creating kind of a lever between the shoulder point and the dot whereby the energy follows a path along the larger circle. If you were pushing the opponents arm would the resultant force follow the circle in the other direction? This seems to be a somewhat difficult concept to grasp. I think I will watch your video over again.

Thanks!