Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pattycake, pattycake!

Always an adventure when Chi'eh teaches, he led today's small class in his usual creative way. After we had done fanyao for one length of the carpet, he asked people how many they were able to do. He then asked us to do the same number of turns, but for the space between two dragon columns! Talk about efficiency! We also worked on doing tenkong holiatui also between two columns. He wanted us to accelerate and jump quickly, rather than waste all the effort of running and then jumping.

A fun exercise we did -- we partnered up and faced each other for pushups and then situps. While in the "up" position, we had to slap our partner's hand, much like playing a game of pattycake. And we mixed it up by raising our arms higher and wider.

And would it be a Chi'eh class without handstands, crabwalks and hot potato? So awesome!


  1. Arg! Sounds like a great class, I'm so bummed I had to miss it! But I got a pretty good workout carrying all my junk up 4 flights of stairs for four hours.... Good for the quads, good for mabu.

  2. i hate missing ch'ieh classes too but with sifu going to mexico soon, i hope hope hope we see more of ch'ieh & his fun class!

  3. What a fun class indeed! You just didn't know what he was going to make us do next. Hot Potato in Mabu, and then hot potato while doing situps. Fun Stuff!!

  4. my shoulders are killing me today!