Morning Yilu Take Two

by Nicholas Fung馮嘉傑(香港) on 2012/03/13

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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bruce.schaub March 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

Thanks to everyone for all the Yilu posts! Very helpful as i work my way through the rest of the choreography. Great center! looks like you could balance a cup of hot tea on your head through the routine.


CantonCannon March 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

You are welcome, Bruce. That was what I was focusing on during that yilu, poking my head out, pulling shoulders down.


bruce.schaub March 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

It definitely shows!


cshum00 March 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Really good. A lots of improvements. Because you limit your shoulder to stretch it down, your elbow pointing directions are also improved.

But your elbow sometimes still face up or out. The reason is because you stretch from shoulder to finger directly ignoring the elbow. That makes your arm ‘too straight’. And when you bend your elbow, you loose the stretch. You must maintain the stretch all the time. The answer is to stretch your shoulder to your elbow first. Then stretch your fingertips away from your elbow.

It is true that the easiest way to stretch your shoulder to your fingers is to straighten your arm. But that makes your elbow vulnerable. If your opponent wants to break your elbow, he has to first straighten your arm and then push your elbow out. But if you straighten the arm already, he just need to push your elbow out.

If you always stretch your shoulder towards your elbow, you will notice you can’t face your elbow up. And because your elbow is always facing down, you are stretching your shoulder down with it. Remember, the stretches must be from joint to joint. If your arm is bent, and you loose your stretch from shoulder to elbow; you loose your stretch from fingertips to shoulder.

The connections are also explained by Master Chen in this video:


Hugo Ramiro March 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

You guys are really impressive. I do have to say that that is a delicious rain, isn’t it? It totally makes my mouth water. The palette is really nice in the video as well. It’s like a perfect accompaniment and motivation to my own personal “yilu of portrusions and indentations”. Thanks for the vids!


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