Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Well....You Didn't Fall Down"

I returned to Tai Chi class tonight.

At the end of class, the senior student said to me "You did good tonight." I must have gave him a look of uncertainty because he then said "Well...you didn't fall down."

It was a good class. We practiced the Yang long form and the instructor discussed the importance of moving from the hip.

It sounds so simple but I find it difficult to execute.


Some key points from class:

The instructor discussed that if you know your body you will know your opponent.

Relax and punch through your opponent.

The hip is the handle of the whip.

Practice isolating a joint's movement.

Go inside.

So much information.....

6 comments:

SueC said...

Hi Michelle, glad you're back to your tai chi. Your instructor gives out some good advice - keep passing on the tips, I'm all ears!

Michele said...

Thanks Sue! It really was good to be back in class.

Neal Martin said...

Hi Michele. Your instructor sounds like a wise man. Excellent advice there! If every session is that enlightening, you can't go wrong!

Michele said...

Hi Neal!

So true...I am looking forward to my next class!

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