Turning and Kicking

I have decided to write up some notes from my wushu classes here in the blog. I have been doing this for awhile but kept the notes private as they probably mean very little to the average reader. Now I think if I am publishing these it will force me to think about it a little more and write the notes up better. Today we worked on the turning kicks in essence of Tai Chi. How can I power the entire turn and the two kicks using only the waist. The kicks are natural and effortless. The hands are still. Turning, shifting weight between the two legs, and doing an inward and double sweeping kicks all in one smooth circle. Again, it shows how one single movement takes a lifetime of Tai Chi skills.

One of the key again is to sink the hips while kicking and standing on one leg.