VCD#1426 Five Wheel Footwork
About 52 minutes,
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As far as introductory sets go, this might be thought of as an act of genius. The Five Wheel set is ninety per cent footwork and stance changing. It is required for the mastering of CLF. What's brilliant is that the next set is the essentially the same set with arms added. In the old days this was a common way to teach but it is hard nowadays because people want to skip the footwork. This set is a fundamental one created, it is said, by CLF's founder: Chen Xiang. It combines the footwork of the North and the South. The five wheels are composed of curvature relating to the arms, the body line when rotating, the leg hooking, the footwork and the waist.