Why does Sun style step the rear foot up to the front foot in brush knee etc.
You are asking why there is a follow step?
The follow step is sort of what characterises the style Mate
The follow step allows for renewed energy to be drawn from the ground connection and is coordinated with all hand techniques to generate power for full body pushes, punches etc., Harry
I suppose I should have been more detailed in my question... sorry for the vague question.
Why does the Sun style follow step in brush knee and then bring the foot back to the rear? I am using Yang form as my comparison. In the Yang brush knee posture, the rear leg doesnt follow step and then retreat etc.
It only goes forward and then into the next brush knee. etc.
Thanks for your time.
After the follow step, the retreat step is used to generate force for the next technique.
The Yang family has brush knee then twist step. The rear foot may be stationary however the differentiation of the weight distribution is from most of the weight on the front leg to the weight being shifted to the rear to twist step the front foot.
What I am saying is the foot does not move- but the weight is supposed to move forward and retreat in the CMC and YCF Yang Family forms. In my experience of Yang and Sun brush knee the shifting of the weight/turning of the waist and the application are the same.
If your "only going forward" it sounds as if you may be missing the twist Step portion...?
I know precious little about Sun Style- Tim is the master that can answer the why and wearfores.
I have heard Chen, Wei-Ming was a student of Sun, Lu-Tang and the foot work a creation of Sun, Lu-tang's genius is heavily influenced by Bagua.
Very interesting... I have been practicing Yang style for the better part of 10 years... not lately though. I did Chen Pan Ling for about 7 months... and I have found out that I really like Sun and Wu style the most. They seem to fit my body type better. However, I am finding it hard to find a Sun or Wu teacher.