I’m still not back to regular kung fu class, but I have been making it to Friday morning Qigong, at least.
This morning it was just myself and Sifu Patty for first half hour.
Want to learn a Taiji sword form?
Sure, I said.
Sifu Patty taught me the very first part of a Taiji sword form that she learned earlier this year. Lots of little movements that all need to be coordinated seamlessly. I kept missing a half-step here and there.
Then she showed me how to flip sai. A sai is a martial weapon that looks like, and probably originally was, a tool for planting seeds. It has three prongs, the middle prong extending several inches longer than the two side prongs. You flip it by rotating it around your thumb and keeping your fingers out of the way.
I’m getting antsy to go back to class. I still can’t dance with my right ankle, but I can probably do things slowly at least.