Last week I was at The Gathering of the Circle, a 5 day Jiulong Baguazhang intensive, so I had Troy work with anyone who showed up. One of the newer students showed up and Troy worked with him being more sung when working with the wedge and they made a fair bit of progess with it.
For an update of the Gathering see my personal blog http://hamiltonbagua.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/back-from-the-gathering-of-the-circle-fire-palm/ .
Last Thursday, Troy and I spent some time discussing some of the concepts and worked with countering a grappling styled take downs from a static position and head locks. This was very interesting, in that timing is paramount, especially if you’re stationary.