Primary gates- forward and back
Secondary gates- four corners
Contact points head, chest, waist, stomach, back, arms, legs.
Close your gate and open the opponents gates to lead them into the void
Don't lean or hang, stay upright only raise front foot if uprooting or getting ready to step.
Transfer weight in a sutble manner.
Control top/inside of the arms. Be soft but not collasped, be strong but not stiff. Imagine opponents arms are red hot, use a light soft touch as too hot to grab. When grabbing use a quick plucking motion. Stroke and rub.
Use 4oz deflect 1000lb Only move when they move
Use arms only if neccessary, deflect before touching the body or as touching the body not as they complete the push.
Be sensitive in the whole body not only the arms, step if needed.
You must practice nei gung, weight punching and absorbtion/rooting drills.
As you feel the incoming force with the arms/body strike with the opp side hand/arm/leg.
Hinge at the point of attack. high-legs, middle-hands/arms/body, low-hands/arms/body.
These strikes are done in a sudden shocking nature to create confusion for a more devastating counter attack.
When rooting, keep feet in-contact with the ground, no rocking, hanging or leaning.
learn to root in the body then arms then while deflecting and finally while deflecting/countering.
Match the incoming force and speed by sinking and turning the point of contact at a 45 angle, learn to place your techniques-no panic moves.
Stay in contact and stick- controlling the arms so they cannot strike you. use close shocking pushes-do not lock the arms. (all pushes are in reality strikes) This type of pushing prevents leaning into the opponent.