- Moves need to be proportional. 1 unit of the bottom., 1 unit of the mid-section, and 1 unit of the top. The problem is that we have 1 unit of the bottom, 2 units of the mid-section, and 3 units of the top (so we toss).
- Fajin is like you are trapped and just able to break out.
- You don't do fajin or circle.fajin and circle are artifacts and a realization, and not something that you can just learn to do.
- Convert horiztonal move to vertical move.
- Rubberband: find the strength to train
- Finger points to a spot and should never move.
- Back shoulder not moving creates stability.
- Don't move where you opponent touches
- Angle is only one aspect of intent.
- Regarding Yilu, it's better to leave it incomplete, even if it looks bad, than complete it incorrectly. Do what I am told, and not what I think it should be. Less is more.
- A circle has two halves, they don't start and end at the same point in space.
- Sequence of action is important. There are 9 parts to every move. Do them one at a time. Don't combine them. To start with don't do 9, just concentrate on 3 parts. In time, the 3 parts can be broken further down into 9 parts, which in turn can be broken down even more. At the end, the move will look smooth. No reversal = smooth.
- The body should be rigid, in other words, should maintain structure.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Day 2 of the 2nd workshop with Master Chen
Here are some rough notes I took during the workshop: