How to be Lively

Principles are more important than blind learning.

When we understand how to move we can apply the principles to improve the way we move.

For example, when I learned how to do Biu Jee I wasn’t taught how to flow. It was only until I met my final Wing Chun teacher from an older style that I learned how to move better.

Applying an improved understanding can enable me to do the movements of the Biu Jee form in a more alive, dynamic, soft manner while delivering power.

Push Hands in SKD

The techniques of SKD can be used to play pushing hands.

However, we are not playing the type of shoving type of push hands that is commonly seen today.

Instead, we treat push hands as a platform to train our hands to move, to execute the strategies that we are reviewing.

Training a Relaxed Wrist

Having a relaxed wrist is essential if you are going to use contact as part of your strategy.

In SKD we learn a simple 4-movement exercise to train the wrist to be relaxed.

It takes but 1-2 weeks of daily training to get it. Once you acquire the knack of relaxing you will find that your hand can stick to your training partner’s bridge like a post-it-note.

The Tai Chi in SKD

Here I am explaining a countering movement found in Sao Chui.

This counter is derived from the hook hand movement from Single Whip.

If you learn the form normally you might not see this connection due to the timing of how this movement is taught.

It is when we change the timing that this appliction becomes obvious.