BP Chan – “ upper hand middle finger to lower hand index finger“
“Upper hand middle finger to lower hand index finger“ was a comment that we often heard while we were trying to copy the movements of Mr. Chan. This critical alignment is something that I have observed very few people understand . Determining which hand is the upper hand in which is the lower hand in all the various postures was confusing in the beginning. The centers at only as guideposts to indicate to the practitioner that they are moving correctly their body is connected correctly and they are loose enough that a turn in the waste is reflected by a turn in the arm. This kind of connection allows one to divert force without colliding with it. When you contrived the movements of your arms you engage the tendons in such a way that resistance will be available from your opponent. When one is connected and moves freely they will naturally pass through these centers and will not have to contrive that passing. This photo of BP Chan shows Him in a transition for Hsing I Chuan’s Tsuan Chuan or drilling fist. This particular photo shows his upper hand is actually become his lower hand in the transition but the alignment is still the same .