Early birds

by admin2 on 2013/08/16

photo 1 (1) Go out to train at 5:30am and these youngest fulltime students were already jogging around the taiji circle

Morning lesson: Moving step double positive foundation, common error is linking of the torso with the arms.

Keep waist on a constant aim, while two arms circle in their own line. These three directions are independent of each other. Each arm circles are independent, don’t make the two arms movement linked.

We are doing it in three steps, forward-backward-forward, then turn 90 degree, forward-backward-forward, so the result is the body move forward in a line, while the stepping is in 45 degree directions.

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bruce.schaub August 16, 2013 at 11:22 am

Nice, I love it. Is keep waist on a constant aim related to maintaining a “bite” on the opponent?


Wilkin Ng August 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Yes, waist need to move on its own line because when opponent hand on torso, by keeping it constant then there is a line in the opponent structure. It is also training separation


bruce.schaub August 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Thanks Wilkin, its very tempting to want to turn the waist off the opponents structure in Cloud Hands, blending movement of hands and waist. Thanks for making that clear.


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