I was reading the notes posted by one of the attendees at your Brazil workshop and he made the following notes:
- If opponent gets your back foot, you have lost.
- Don’t let the opponent push get to your rear foot, but when you push connect to the rear foot.
A question I have then, are you supposed to keep your rear foot “hidden” from your opponent all the time except when you push them by connecting to the rear foot? I thought we should be connected to the rear foot all the time. Or is there a distinction between being connected to the rear foot and yet not having the opponent get to or find that connection?
Also, in a related question, when one is performing the end movement of theor single whip where the hand goes out, what part is/does the rear foot play in causing the hand to go out? The reason I ask, is that in a lot of videos it looks like the hand goes out as if it is moved by the hand/arm and appears “disconnected” from the lower part of the body (which would include the rear foot). Also, like the drill where one has one’s back against the wall and the opponent is pushing on their chest, you just use the arm (appearing to be disconnected from the lower body) to push the opponent off/away.