What would be a designated center and how can it be created?
Sifu, what would be a designated center and how can it be created ?
is the physical center you speak of the dantian ? xie xieFirst of all, there are two stages in learning (in relation to your question). The first stage is the learning stage, during which the center is designated. The second stage is the application stage during which the center is random (not intentionally designated). The purpose of designating a center during the learning stage is for the ease of learning.
There are two centers that are designated. One horizontal and the other vertical. The horizontal center is in the middle of the line between the hand and the shoulder, assuming that the elbow is bent. This line is called a Stick (gun). This line is virtual. The vertical center is in the middle of the line from Baihui to Huiyin. This is called the Axis (zhou). This line is real.
The center for the whole body is in the Dantian. Dantian is the three-dimensional hub, and therefore it is very important. Each body part also has its own center.