The side step arm swing step, use the dang ..
The step is from the dang, the two thighs are used. The lower leg keep horizontal. frequent mistake that the lower legs are not vertical they are doing the step. Also note that the stable leg is not helping with pushing/jumping.
The structure is not changing, see the legs. Small or wide step all the same. Use the dang, keep the tension there.
Another mistake when the legs are opening, like the knees are rotating out.
Important that when the stepping leg not arrived, the stable one already start moving. That is how this is one step not one two
Open/stretch the dang without the step. Open , not rotate. The knee direction is not changing.
The moving habits are very hard to change, but necessary. 05
A straight arm straight leg exercise, lead us to use hip/dang. Important to move with the hip, do not bend the knee. Rise the bottom up, and keep the spine firmly stretched.
Keep the knee and the whole leg stretched and use the hip to do step. Do not use knee and elbow as the old habit would suggest 🙂
See the demonstration ! 16
See as after the above exercise TingWay used the dang for two step …
HeJingHan BaguaQuan, Baguazhang Teaching Taipei.
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