Chum Kiu Pivot

This is the pivot from the first section of the Chum Kiu form. Sigung began with opening up my joints, particular attention being paid to the shoulders. At the exact moment that I could feel a connection/open path from my arms to my centre of mass, Sigung could also feel it and motioned to me to turn from my centre. Because of the connection that he had opened, I felt no need to brace at the shoulders as I normally would. The idea of opening up a pathway from the limbs or whatever contact point that was being attacked was a common thread with Sigung’s teaching.