Opening the joints - Mark Spence and Grandmaster Chu Shong Tin

This clip is a nice example of opening the joints. Generally Sigung would show me where the energy was being blocked and by relaxing the relevant joints, open up a path back to my centre. The effect from my end was that the force would move from attacking the joint at an angle to seeming to bounce off. When things worked really well, (with Sigung’s help), I was hardly aware of any force – as if it was repelled like two opposing magnets.
Notice Sigung’s wonderful skill as he applies his delicate touch to my shoulder and arms. He would talk of guiding the chi through a student’s body and it is quite easy to see the process here.