In this lesson the following students recievedcorrections:
- John Upshaw
- Brennan Toh
- Dina Kerr
- Bruce Van Slyke
- Edward Liaw
- Sooyeon Zacharias
- Paul Janssens
- James Tam
– Two Methods: (A) Fix the middle and move the two ends. (B) Fix the two ends and move the middle.
– Example: T bar. This is Fix the middle and move the two ends.
– Exercise: After (12) Fist of Covering Hand. The arms and upper body lock into a structure. No move. Turning to the right is caused by the kua.
– Exercise: (2) Block Touching Coat. While shifting horizontally, the torso and specifically the front shoulder cannot move.
– Exercise: (7) Brush the Knee. Before stepping the left foot, the left kua and left shoulder squeezes (?) and the foot was lifted. The body remains in control. It cannot fall forwards.
– (1) Buddhas Warrior. Go directly to the first move. Do not make any preparations.
– (1) Buddhas Warrior. Master demonstrate the usage of the three axes (plural of axis). Left kua to left shoulder. Centre. Right kua to right shoulder.
– (1) Buddhas Warrior. When the left heel steps out, the left elbow pulls in.
– (4) Single Whip. In the finished posture, the torso must be totally horizontal.
– (6) White Crane. Only drop the body vertically when extending the hands and right foot out. The body cannot move backwards. This is an example of fix the middle and move the two ends. There is no power unless there is a pivot.
– (10) Second Closing. Only stealthily step the L foot back. The upper body cannot move.
– Movements we see are outside. Only by being trained you can see the inside. The torso is driving the body. Master demonstrated this with (16) Lean with Back. Thetranslates into outside movements.
– Question: in (1) Buddha’s Warrior Poundswhich kua is active? Master demonstrated the usage of the kua throughout all the moves.
– Lock one end, move the other end – you create distance and power.