Sunday, 23 June 2013
When learning a form, we are usually taught one or two postures on a weekly basis which we then piece together with what we have previously learned.
The danger lies in practising the form without understanding the postures, because we are focusing on the wrong approach.
We must "get" the form, right?
Study each posture individually. Understand the movement and the application. Each posture contains opening, connecting, joining and closing.
Then, when linking postures together, understand the point at which one posture ends and connects to the next without fudging that moment.