We are half way through Yang Cheng Fu's 10 Essential Principles! In this class we explore #5 Sink the shoulders and weigh down the elbows. – Chen Lian Zhu Zhou - 沈肩墜肘. I also added a short video with some Chen movements. Let me know what you think. Does this change the way you use your elbows and shoulders?
Sink the shoulders and weigh down the elbows is a principle I constantly remind myself. It just occurred to me sitting at my computer that all of these principles can be practiced even sitting in a chair. Also I really appreciated the Chen movements. If I am mirroring you, will this sort out once we are able to meet again? By the way your music was a very nice touch. Thank you for sharing another side of you. Also to Tatiana, I noticed that the painting was different on the wall. Has she been changing paintings each class? Love your art work, Tatiana. Enjoy the weekend!
Thank you, Mark, for including the green dragon drill. I'll probably wear out the computer running that one. The guitar music was inspiring, in many ways! I think that was the guitar you made, as well. Great class! I'm enjoying the changing gallery in the background, too. Looking forward to Monday.
I don't think it will be a problem at all if you are mirroring me. Sifu Fong used to have us learn movements on our weak sides before moving to or strong sides. This would often be a whole day of only working something on the left. It was always surprising how much easier it was to do on the right once he let us switch.
I have been changing the paintings for a bit of variety. The first class we had an etching by Stephen Leflar. The photo that Tatiana used was one she had taken at the Lan Su Garden. The photo I hung in the class 2 was by Carol Loverde. The video with both Tatiana and I had a watercolor we painted together when we first started dating. All of the other paintings have been by Tatiana.