Long time no post – Sorry everyone for this. Life has been very very busy with Work, Wedding preparations and so forth.
So as soon as my back pain has gone away i will be getting back to training. This will not just be Bai Hi Quan (White Crane) but also i am looking into additional systems to study , this may either be Karate or Taekwondo. Tai Chi is also on the list for me to check out as there is a new instructor in the area.
It also looks like i have much work to do with the look of the site as well to think about.
I’ll be posting again soon guys 🙂
I had notes from Session 17 so i thought i should document what i recall from the session back in April.
We focused again on the two forms Shuang Yang and Sanzhan as well as the hand pushing drills were covered prior to those. At the time i was doing the physically harder classes as i want to improve my overall physical fitness as some of the advance forms in white crane are quite demanding.
So i did two hours session today. Alot of warn ups and we all worked on the shuang yang and sanchin forms. We practised the palm facing down strikes for the last 10 minutes of the class.
Ill update this post further tomorrow 🙂
i did a one hour class today. We did more warm ups than usual as it was a particularly cold evening. We practised one of the Shuang yang techniques on some air shields today, we made good progress getting the movement synced up to deliver the strike sigh weight behind it. We then practised a similar move with 1 hand near the face for defence and the other an open palm (tan sau- looking) against the face to destabilise the opponent.
we then practised a form of our choosing. I focused on sanzhan. I got further than the 3 steps forward and 3 steps back.
ill polish up this post more tomorrow. Goodnight!
So today was predominantly focused on Qigong (Breathing, Stretching etc). I should mention that there is never any “ki/chi” talk , it is taught and used in the class as a form of meditation/light stretching and for that purpose it works very well, especially after a hard days work. Right after this warm up we then went on to practise our forms (as there are a couple of new beginners present) this is a nice way to start your journey in the martial arts. Forms are relatively basic with sufficient practise in and out of class, but the amount of information they contain are mind blowing as the months and years of practise go into them.
So in today’s class i continue to refresh my memory on the Shuang Yang form and a little bit of my Sanzhan form, and then we ended the this 1 hour session with qigong (described as Hard qigong by a student). I will be away from the city for the latter half of this week and work will mean i’ll most likely be missing next weeks classes. But i will try to update previous posts on reviews i started working on, as well as a new review of the Documentary David Peterson and John Little have worked hard to make as a dedication to David’s teacher, Wong Shun Leung (Student of Ip Man and Teacher of Bruce Lee for at least 18 months before Bruce’s departure to America around the time he turned 18).
Have a good week all!
I have now moved the domain over to mygungfujourney.com as i have just purchased a premium account, i’ll also be upgrading the look of the website so there is less scrolling needed to read previous posts! 🙂
Happy new year!
I have returned to training today for an hour, we focused primarily on qigong for the first half of the class and then did two variations of the pushing hands and finally i worked on my shuang yang and sanzhan forms. Normally i would do the full session of 2 and a half hours but given i haven’t trained in like 6 months i am easing my way back into the training. The next session is on Thursday. I’ll keep you posted!