Last week I had the pleasure to inform a student J that he has met the minimum standard whereby he is competent to give public demonstration of the first section of the form.
This is not the same as saying that he can also go out and play hands with people because push hands is one area that we have temporarily put aside as he was not getting the most benefit from doing it initially.
However, now that J has attained the minimum standard learning push hands should proceed smoother and faster. He has already picked up GM Wang’s waist bowing method of fajing within a few minutes of learning. Now he only has to work this into a few fundamental techniques to raise the level of familiarity and competency in using it.