Morning Yilu @ Tai PO

by Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港) on 2012/03/10

About Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港)

I have studied under Master Chen Zhonghua since 2005. The majority of these classes are private classes. Right from the first trial class, I recognized the importance of spending quality one to one with this true Master. I am proud to be his disciple and have some results in my skills to show.

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cshum00 March 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

This one also have really good arm and leg rotations. In fact the leg rotations seems to be better.

The improvements in this one should be in the elbows and shoulder. Sometimes the elbow faces up. And the shoulder protrudes very often.


CantonCannon March 11, 2012 at 6:05 am

BTW, which arm and which leg are you referring to?


CantonCannon March 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

And which shoulder do I have it down pat?


cshum00 March 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

Well, i was mostly comparing it to Charlie’s Yilu. You involve your legs more than Charlie which makes it more proportional to the arms. Those are some adjustments Charlie have to do on the legs.

On the other hand, your adjustments need to be done on the upper arms. There are a lots of them in between but most of them are really small. These are some of the most noticeable ones.
Like here your left shoulder went back and up:
And here your right shoulder:
Again your right shoulder:

As for the elbows, they face up when you do the negative circles. If you watch Master Chen’s Yilu, the elbows face back; never up. To the first time viewer, it might looks like it faces up; but it does not. When an opponent is pulling your arm, one of his hand is on your wrist while the other is on your elbow. And he will most likely pull you diagonal down. If you face your elbow up, the enemy will break your elbow; even if he did not have the intention of doing so.
Here is one:
Here is another one:
And another one:

One thing you can do to prevent your elbow facing up is that always face the elbows back and down. And when your arm comes up and it is pointing 45 degrees down, don’t pull your hand up any more. Rotate your elbow from facing back and down to facing front and down. Then will you find your hand facing up already without having to pull your hand up.

Charlie does also have shoulder and elbow protrusions but they are really small compared to yours. I think what happened to you guys was what happens to me. When i do the Yilu slow, i focus too much on the upper body and forget about the leg rotations. Which is what happened to Charlie. And when i do the Yilu a little too fast, my legs have to start rotating but my shoulder and elbows are all over the place; which is your problem.


CantonCannon March 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Protruding elbows and shoulders are a life time battle.


cshum00 March 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Agreed. The same mistakes here too. Just really difficult to rotate without protrusions.


cshum00 March 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

By here i meany myself.


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