Hello, my name is Adarsh Khalsa, a 67-year-old woman retired almost two years now. I began studying PM (Practical Method) with Ping Wei at the beginning of 2019 and this was my first workshop (December 2019). One of the main things for me was how it exponentially increased my understanding of what this practice is really about. I found that it is harder to “not move” than it is to move; even becoming aware that you’re moving a part that shouldn’t be moving is a huge learning process.
Master Chen instructed me to use a wider stance, which I have started working on.
I had the opportunity to talk with almost everyone at the workshop, which I found very helpful. Thanks to 3 gentlemen and Master Chen, I was able to experience a taste of what push hands is about; in the correct position by rotating my arm just a tiny bit and moving my hip, my “attacker” fell over.
Very helpful was the instruction to read your notes out loud; also the idea to make use of devices, such as sticks and walls to train is good too.
There were many details, nicely noted elsewhere by Edward.
Thank you to all my fellow attendees and especially Master Chen for being so accessible.