2017/01/14 Richmond Hill – feedback from Kelvin Ho

by lucaslu on 2017/01/19

In today’s class Kelvin Ho has provided feedback. The following are what I remembered:

  1. Detailed steps for turning body during “Buddha’s warrior attendant pounds the mortar”:
    • before turn the body to left, fix every part of the body
    • Stretch head upward
    • turn left foot to left 45 degree, align left knee with left foot
    • form a rod on left side of the body: maintain the left leg position by pushing knee backward and pushing kua forward. This will ensure the rod is very stable
    • move weight to, and keep weight on left heel
    • bring right elbow to front right
    • bring right foot to front. The body is turned around the rod formed. This is why forming the rod strong and stable is very important. This rod appears in many other Yilu forms.
    • complete rest of the form
  2. Explain importance of Stretch
    • practice one: in positive circle, whenever stretch out right hand  make sure a)keep head upward; b)using shoulder as separation point, the stretch extends to left leg through back. This is useful during pushing hands. The opponent’s force against my right hand will be directed to ground, and it can be bounded back to opponent easily. Without the stretch the opponent’s force will directly go to my shoulder.
    • Practice two: in “Rooster standing on one leg”, use shoulder as separation point to a)stretch arm up b)stretch back downward all the way to leg and foot.
  3. Other key notes mentioned by Kelvin
    • Power is used to maintain structure. It is the stretch moves opponent
    • Conceptually, there are three type rotations between two components (A and B): a) A is not moving and B is rotating b)A is rotating and B is not moving c)A and B are rotating on opposite direction against same point.



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