Wow. Thanks for that tip. I've made huge strides in keeping the sequence in mind using pnemonic devices.
I've sort of taken it a tad further though. I've made up little stories, for lack of a better word, maybe poems would be better... dunno... anyway, to go along with the two parts of the form I've had the most trouble remembering.
Here's what I'm using for the portion of Section the third after Embrace Tiger, which is where I start to mess up.
Using a Single Whip, the Wild Horse Parts its Mane, then Grasps the Birds Tail with the Single Whip and gives it to a Fair Lady, who Grasps the Birds Tail with the Single Whip but then releases it to the Clouds, another Single Whip makes the Snake Creep Down to grab a Golden Rooster who thinks the Monkey is Repulsive.
I know, it's not exactly Shakespear, but it has helped me get through that part of the form, where I have been freezing, consistenly today. I've done the long form three times without getting lost at all using this.
I've not quite got a tale for the sequence worked out yet after:
White Snake Spits its Tounge, Steps Forward Deflects, Parries and Punches the Grasping Birds Tail...
I can't quite make the Single Whip to Cloud Hands tale yet. I'm working on it.
Hey, it worked for me allready. Like I said, three times in a row I used just what I have so far and got all the way through without forgetting any of the forms.
Thanks a bunch.
Now, if I can just stop wobbling and putting my foot down to balance after the turn during the Kick series in Section the Second, I'd be a LOT happier.
But, one thing at a time.
I'll take the triumph of finally having a solid way to remember the sequence in Section the third, which has been a nuisance for me for about two years now with no solution previously that worked for me.