Silk Reeling Pt 7 – following changes


Silk Reeling Pt 7 – following changes

When using Silk Reeling there are elements of active and passive actions. Within passive there is active and within active there is passive. The coiling actions can be used to attack or defend. When following , it is crucial that we do not simply allow our opponent to drag our entire body wherever they want. We have a still center axis that may not move when pulled. The axis acts like the axle of a wheel. When my opponent pulls my arm he has my arm which is similar to turning the wheel. The wheel turns around the axle which does not move. There should be an element of stillness in my spine even if my posture is in motion. When my opponent pulls on my limb he simply turns the wheel and waste his strength moving from a place of power to a place of defect. When I am pulled it is important that I control my eyes and do not look down past 45° or up past 45° or to point my eyes in a different direction then my head is pointing. It is important that my hips and shoulders stay together and don’t twist . It is important that I am suspended from the Crownpoint . When letting my opponent pull my arm it is important to not let him pull my head as well. I follow my hand when it is pulled by rotating my waist and following my hand with my centerline. It is important to not follow your opponent outside of your “airspace ” defined from your standing practice. As one’s hand is pulled towards the border of their “air space” it can coil up or down as long as it does not go outside of the border discovered and defined in my standing practice . it is very important to also realize that you can change the size of your circles, the direction of your circles. You can spiral out from smaller to larger or from larger to smaller. As you investigate these things overtime , you will begin to respond a certain way without having to think about it whatsoever. you may not be challenging yourself if this does not seem difficult or complicated. It becomes extremely simple in the end…

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