this is a 6-700 word evaluation of your own movement work in two exercises – one solo, and one group – that you make while analyzing a video of your own movement.
Some guidelines for assessment of movement (from video):
Getting to the principles is a good aim but make sure you focus on the techniques in this exercise.
Work with two partners. Use a cameraphone to record 1-2 minutes of a solo exercise, and 1-2 minutes of a partner exercise.
Download the recording of you doing this solo and this partner exercise.
Watch it later on and analyze the movement, making sure to note both the places where you think you are doing it well, and where you think it could be improved.
[eg a keypoint for kaimen sequence is coordinating breath and movement. OR a keypoint for stances and steps is lining up the heels of the feel.]
[eg a principle could be ‘complementarity’, OR ‘the softest is the strongest’, OR ‘right to go left’
[a technique could be ‘adhering hands’, OR ‘qi activation’, OR ‘daoyin breathing’]
The solo exercise is called Shou befa, the first movement is two hands bent forward in a small dragon posture, the second movement is circling the right hand backwards in cat posture, the third movement is pushing forward with your right hand in a big dragon posture. Then doing the same thing for the left hand side. the key point is not moving the back leg and hip. keeping hip facing forward, and no matter drawing the circle with hand, or pushing forward, the hip should not turn. As circling the hand, I need to turn my shoulder and my whole arm to the back.
the partner exercise is called roll away with ward off. We did it as four ways. When my partner hands came forward to my clavicle， I need to use sunpang to wipe my partner’s hand off. The four ways are single hand, double hands, cross hands and catch the reaction. The key point is wipe the partner’s hand all the way from the arm to the hand ankle. Also need to keep the wiping light, we can’t wipe very strong. Otherwise we may loose our balance.
The key point doing these two exercise are keeping breath and every movement should be light and slow.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.