A few weeks ago we were spending some time playing with applying the art against various types of attacks. This is always informative, it gives you a chance to understand what’s actually happening within the punch, kick, joint lock etc while keeping it safe.
We then spent a class playing Anzhangfa, this is a form of push hands. In this exercise/game it brings you a little closer to sparring. However this is still a sensitivity training excercise that is more complex. What makes it more complex, is that you’re walking and in the excitment of playing the game there is a tendency to move faster. When you notice this happening, you need to remember to slow it down. We did this as a warm up for the workshop we went to in Toronto a couple weeks ago.
We also followed up after the workshop with some more Anzhangfa aka two dragons at play.
Finally last week, we went back to working on the basics of linear walking, by attempting to refine our skill even further. A couple things that were focused on were dropping our root and making stepping smoother