Make it Routine

Particularly in Yi Chuan a little bit of practice each day is far better than a bunch of practice once a week.  Building a daily habit to practice your routine (aka take your medicine) is a crucial component of getting results.

Standing practice (Jam Jong), being at the heart of Yi Chuan’s methodology should be the foundation of the daily practice habit.  At first it can be challenging to find the time during a busy day to stand almost motionless with arms outstretched.  After a few weeks, however, you will begin to crave it and find your sessions become longer without effort.  Over time incorporate sensing strength and footwork into each session to create a well-rounded routine.

Getting advise from your teacher on what to focus on in your routine is the best approach.  Its often the case with Yi Chuan that you only appreciate the method after you achieve the result and realize why the approach worked.  Trust in your teacher’s ‘prescription’ will help you avoid training in circles and bring results out faster.

About steveehrenreich

I am a long time practitioner of martial arts and Yi Chuan student of Master Cheuk Fung.
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