Move #14  Chop With Fist

Start Posture Description

Most of the weight is on the left foot. Right leg is straight and both feet are flat on the ground. The shoulders and hips are squared to the left foot.

  • Left arm is round with palm down above the left knee.
  • Right palm presses forward to shoulder height. The thumb is lined up to the center of the body.

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The video loops 5 times with breaks for you to return to the start posture and practice it again. Practice each move many times until you are able to do the move without watching the video.


Step by Step Instruction

Part 1

With 70% of the weight in the left heel, as you pivot the left foot, rotate the left forearm to front left corner.  Rotate the right forearm and bring the right hand in a circular way, down and then up to the left elbow.   

Stand up on the left foot to face the corner.  Left palm comes up to face height. 

Turn the hip to front left corner and bring the right foot forward in bagua step.  Placing the heel down and the right arm comes up with the torso, passing the left palm.  

Both legs straight. 

Part 2

Turn the hips to the right and squared to the front, pushing from the left foot to shift the weight to the right foot.  The right palm forms a fist and punches out in a circular motion. 

The right fist extends to the center at face-level with the arm straight. The left forearm rotates the palm down to the right elbow.

Relax and high sit on the right foot, right elbow relaxes and draws down. The left palm turns and presses out at heart-level.

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End Posture  Description

Most weight is on right foot which is a Baqua step. Left leg is resting on the ball of the foot with knee bending touching the back of right knee.

  • Both arms are round with elbows angled down.
  • Left palm is at heart level ahead of the right fist. Right fist is slightly lower than heart level.

Practice from the beginning

To memorize the sequence, practice from the 1st move to the current move many times.