Last week I got my student to do a new pole solo drill. Here he is starting off :-
With some practice he at least nailed some semblance of what the movement should be like.
Why I got him to work on this new exercise? Its because its a great training method to develop quick wrist turning that is vital to generating power in a short burst. When you do it quickly this is what it would look like :-
The movements can be applied in push hands and last night I provided examples of how to use small circles and spirals in quick counters and attacks.
When done fast the techniques should be like a swift torrent of movements overwhelming the visual and tactile senses, confusing the opponent’s reaction, slowing him down, making it easier for you to apply your techniques. I didn’t film any of this as its one of those 1-to-1 transmissions thingy.