I wanted to share my experiences of the June 2011 workshop in Edmonton. It was amazing as always. As a group we decided to focus ontand fundamentals during the time I was there. We sweated a LOT and did again and again and again.
We spent a great deal of time reviewing fundamentals such as circles,and six sealing four closing and how those applied directly to movements in the . I was impressed again at how Master Chen was able to turn an excercise I have been doing for ten years into a new experience with new intricacies and detail.
One of the most challenging corrections Master Chen went over was keeping the front Kua open during all movements and keeping the back Kua lower. I discovered that most of the time I thought I was “turning” I was actually breaking in the front Kua. Now I just have to incorporate that into every move of the form.
It was great to see old friends and to meet some new ones. I had a wonderful experience and I look forward to refining my form on my own with all of the corrections Master Chen showed us in Edmonton.