The movements sweep you away with the flow and the twists and turns, the ups and downs.
Ok let’s take a few steps back from that and go through my eyes, The actual form is a challenge Sigong says it test your mind and your body, every time you practice it becomes clearer,
It’s great to grasp that ever avoiding flow, You do get some flow here and there but with all things it takes time,consistency and practice.
A part of what you do is you have to know when to pause and then move from hard to soft. It’s like music, a soft start when you are not too sure, you then practice and it starts to come together, each time you do so there is improvement and in my case happiness.
There is a strong focus that comes with this it’s almost like tunnel vision in that the focus of the sword and the tassell also the engine that drives such a concentration (you) , There are as always many questions, Sigong has reminded us that this not an overnight success story, but an ongoing story in all aspects of your life. Nothing is perfect when you start but if you give yourself the time and the patience many great things can happen to you. With me, it’s that i am glad i am learning this and my improvements show if only to myself that I say, wow my balance has improved, I am more flexible, people are surprised at what i can do and they cannot as yet, My answer is Practice and Consistency for great success
Thank you Sigong for sharing a knowledge almost extinct and giving it new life (Students) to continue on its way. Keep good practice everyone.
by Earl Gottshalk