Notes from the Zoom class on the double .
- Missing information is a change. Originally there may have been two steps of equal weight. But by missing one, it becomes unweighted.
Example: Crossing into a door while holding a stick.
- If the door is 3 ft x 6 ft, holding a 4 ft stick horizontally won’t cross.
- Level 1: rotate the stick vertically.
- Now with a 10 ft stick you can’t cross again.
- Level 2: rotate it to point through the door.
- When pointed at the opponent, the stick becomes a dot.
- When you work from a 3d point of view, there are no movements. need to review the video on this part
- Elbow coming in has to connect with the dantian crunching. They have to clutch together.
- Body is like a bicycle wheel, must be connected to the hub with spokes.
Fist draping over body (async double negative circle)
- On withdrawal of elbow, it must be clear that the hand is fixed and the elbow leads.
- Keep eyes locked to rotate torso.
- Must have a hinge in the middle that’s totally independent. Thin core. Nose to belly button.
- The shoulder must be like a pulley. It can’t move with the movement. The movement must slide over it.
- Shoulder must be sunk but cannot go down.
- Hold the chest and push it downward as the elbow comes in. Lock the point on the shoulder.
- Core must be upright, even when it’s not upright.
- What it means to be upright: Power from the top holding it.
- Suspended from the top – plumb line. Top pulling makes it upright.
- Also: Must be stretched. Hung from the top.
Double downward squeeze (sync double negative circle)
- Being loose is only imitating the movement – missing intent.
- Arm straight such that the move is expressed at the tip. Don’t move the elbow.
- All the movement comes from the feet and only expressed on the hand.