OK. I'll say it.
I never thought to use my scanner to blow these images up like that. It sure does bring out a clarity that you can't get simply from the original, tiny photo's on a poster I have of these stills.
I hate to be a stickler for detail and honestly am just wondering about this and not trying to start any kind of huge flame war or anything, especially as I'n not entirely sure who the gentleman is in the image.
Look closely at the image of Wang Yonquan doing Press...
Does anyone else see a problem here with his form?
Tell you what...
Just so I'm NOT a being overly picky, I'll just mention that I see a minor thing wrong with his form that may only be the angle of the photo, but was the first, glaring thing I saw.
Anyone else see what APPEARS, at this angle in this photo, to be an issue with his form?
Maybe I'm just seeing things?
I'm certainly no expert, but my teachers in Wu Chien Chuan and both Yang styles I've studied held to this same principal........
That said... I'll let the board decide if I'm seeing something that's not truly an issue.
I tried your version of Press, with the knife edge held to the forearm.
Interesting change of energy. It left me wondering what some of the applications for that usage might be....?
I tried your one armed Press. Intersting as well. I did my best to follow your advice about opening both sides of my back while doing so.
Gave me an intersting energy sensation as well. I'm not certain I'm doing this correctly, if this could be said to be "correct", but I can certainly see what you're hinting at...
I'm going to keep working on it. I kind of liked it.
I've been working very diligently on my Press, and have applied my left hand to my right arm in just about every spot from my fingertips to my elbow.
I would recommend trying this, as you get many different energies this way.
One armed is a real trip.
I still like the fingertips to wrist energies in the Wu forms, but I'm experiencing many different energies with these differing, or non-existant, finger and palm placements in Press.
Anyone else doing this? How did it work for you?