Day 1 of 2021 was a quiet day.
Quiet day is good. Best thing to do in the morning is practice Tai Chi.
Just kept going with the form practice until I decided to stop. As my teacher said the objective is to practice.
Once done with the mentally intense practice of Tai Chi I thought of doing something more physical.
I haven’t touched the pole for a few months. So let’s get some practice in if only for short time.
Pole practice especially with the focus on just doing a few simple, repetitive techniques is good for practice speed, power and stamina.
We don’t work on one factor at a time. We work on all of them at the same time. Power is only useful if you are fast enough to use it.
And the ability to use power depends on whether you can get to the position you need to be when you need to be there.
That’s why in SKD we will at a later stage learn the long pole that Master Leong taught. It is a very short sequence but that’s good because we don’t have to burden our mind with trying to remember too many movements.