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 🙂
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!
We had an extra class this week today.
While classmates worked their forms for the grading today. So I worked on my soft white crane form and got further into the movement and further corrections.
Below is a video of the form I’m practising. I’m at about 0:47 so far.
So i did my Second session of White Crane Gung fu yesterday and we practiced a basic stance(bent our knees) whilst our arms are pointed out and we focused on our breathing. breathing, we must have done this for what felt like 10 minutes and my knees were shaking like crazy and my arms were beginning to feel like i was holding 8kg kettlebells, shows out of shape i am right now!.
Then we did some tai chi style “pushing hands” which reminded me a great deal of Ving Tsun’s Chi Sau, my first impression was its more difficult to learn than Chi Sau as it is more fluid and there was waist rotation and knee bending backwards and forward involved with Pushing Hands; while Chi Sau is primarily static with you sitting static in your stance while doing an exchange of Tan Sau(open palm facing upwards) and Fook Sau(relaxed hand at a side angle) at the basic Chi Sau level.
I continued to work on the White Crane soft style form that i’ve been getting taught. It is rather similiar to this video:
Essentially this is what was covered within the hour that i did for this week. Normally i’ll be 2 hours of White crane , which the 2nd hour covers the “hard style” aspects of White Crane. I’ll try to look up the formal names for the “workout” techniques we use at the beginning of the Soft and Hard classes for my next posts if i can.
Have a good Weekend all 🙂