Thanks to Sifu Sean Kelly for leading the charge this year, as well as the brave trainers who took to the waters off Sauvie Island. Many non trainers see the New Year’s Day Swim as another polar bear swim. And it is. And it is more than much more that. Trainers have used the swim on NYD to fortify their confront, and take on challenges they might otherwise shy away from.
Another installment from Professor’s forms library. This is Professor King doing the form “Lim Po” in 1979, “Lim Po” translates to “continuous step”. As the name implies, the form is meant to be smooth – providing the student with an opportunity to drill their fluidity.
Continuing Sifu Jackson’s progression of tips in sparring, the concept of using chi sao in point sparring is talked about here. For me, it took a long time to make a connection between these 2 drills – point sparring, and chi sao. They both had their place and purposes in my training, but Sifu showed me how one tool can help the other. Chi sao in driving? Of course. Chi sao in surfing? Absolutely. Chi sao in point sparring? Cool! For other Black Belts, I’d love to hear if you already use chi sao in your sparring.