More on push then pull. Finally starting to get the right feeling and rhythm a little bit in the body. My senseis get on me about not creating movement and keeping it constant. “Pluck” is really what is needed. A sudden sharp move downward aided by gravity. That can lead into a nice sacrifice throw. Usually it sets up some other opening. I suppose it’s rather like a jab, the way Dempsey describes it. A bit “sharp” with weight behind it (or in front of it). It’s like the broken rhythm Bruce Lee mentioned. Breaks the opponent’s rhythm but you try to flow and capitalize on that split second. It’s look left, pass right. Fake down, then go up. It’s in most sports. It’s in Wu Yuxiang’s taiji classic, but usually stated (translated?) in some abstruse way.

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