It must have been an unenviable position for my student because for once he got me. Two fists on my body. Nice.
So why was he hesitating? I don’t know but I encouraged him to try issuing force.
He did and promptly bounced back. We had a good laugh.
So what happened?
This was when I explained that the reason why I encouraged him to cultivate sung using the 5-Count is exactly for scenarios such as this. If he is in a position to issue power but the power that comes out is from a rigid structure then anyone who has learned to relax the body can easily nullify his power and use it to uproot him.
If his power is cleanly and clearly a gush of force from the ground then I would either fly off or be hurt.
So using power at the wrong time can be a double edged sword in that if he had used it against someone without a relaxed body structure that person would fly off but against those who understood relaxation then its a pointless effort.