Taiji 2019-01-04

8 form

  • Start hands alive middle finger touches leg
  • Bring hands around to front simultaneous with heel lowering to floor
  • Hands only come up to shoulder height before lowering
  • Repulse the monkey
    • Rotate only at waist (no knees)
    • Rear arm not rotated too far away from chest
    • Arm energy extended fully outward as both arms out
    • Bring bent arm further forward, elbow down, fingers to ear
  • First 180 turn
    • Keep outward pressure on knees through whole movement
    • Left foot lift toe all the way up and shift weight back before turning
    • Left foot and both arms move at same pace during the actual 180 turn