I had a very enjoyable time at last Sunday’s Push Hands session held at Fawkner Park, South Yarra.
I managed to drag myself out of bed and do 30 minutes of Chi Kung to loosen up before driving to town which took about an hour. Memo to self – don’t drive down Toorak Road -too busy!
Well, I survived the ‘ordeals’ – finding a parking spot and training. We had nine turn up, four Tai Chi practitioners and five Wing Chun practitioners. Training ranged from gentle to vigorous (without the killer moves :). Interesting to experience Chi Sao vs Push Hands.
We trained for two hours with a ten minute break in between. Ten minute rotations between participants.
I was happy with my efforts considering I’v been away from regular partner Push Hands for a long time.
My left knee was happy too but slightly sore. I do need to improve my ‘rooting’ and I’m currently slowly building up the duration of my high stance (embrace the tree) practice. Adding a bit more time each week to the stance.
I’m pleasantly surprised that my left knee is holding up so far so I’ll stay away from mid to low stance work until my knee strenghtens. I don’t want to over do it and be out of action again.
There’s another session open to all comers and it’s free, planned for 24th June, 10.00-12.00 noon at the same place, Fawkner Park, South Yarra.
So if you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner why not come along to this fun and non competitive session.