A warmer morning with a blanket of mist over Hangzhou. Some solid practice in the park before breakfast and a 9am start. Today we worked with the 2 handed exercise of ward off, roll back, squeeze and push. To begin we practiced without stepping, then stepping forward and back. After lunch we progressed to walking in circles then put it together with the exercises from the last two days with freeform transitions. Lots of fun. Much emphasis on staying soft and balanced with lively footwork.
Grasping the birds tail
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