This past Thursdays class was more review of the basics, but at a different layer. By taking a basic level concept for example being “song” and bring it into shifting, walking etc it brings a new level, a new experience to ones training. So we started with shifting from side to side, attempting to remain as “song” as possible while doing this our partner would firmly grab our arm and provide a little resistance. At this point examined what occurs both physically and psychologically when we tense up and try to muscel it and remain song and just flow with it. This examination was very interesting with some surprising results. We then moved this examination to a point where it was repeated be walking linearly and have our parter once again grab our arm. Once again we were surprised with the outcome of this.
We will continue on with this exploration and other simialiar explorations over the up coming months. I will also work with other material for example palm (Yi and Xin) energy, weapons, YiXinGong etc. As well as other skills that I’ve learned in my time in the art.