Question coming in from the weekend coming in over Facebook:
“Hello Huei! I am a huge fan of yours and I was wondering if you can give me some advice on how I can better my single stroke rolls. Thank you!” – JM
Thanks for your complimentary message!
Some keys to developing great single stroke rolls include working your mechanics and your ears.
There are auditory and visual indicators you should be paying attention to. A combination of exercises allow you to pay attention to specific areas of development, e.g. combining your hands to create an even sound, both rhythmically and dynamically.
Some of the most common issues I see:
one hand is softer, lower, slower or weaker than the other
the motion is tense or rigid
the muscle groups aren’t being utilized in an efficient way (too much arm).
Here are some videos I’d recommend (visual and auditory examples are much better for learning than anything I could write), and some things you look for while watching them.
Hope this helps, keep me posted!
TOPIC 1: Mechanics
- Wrist, fingers, arm
- Smooth motion
- Straight up and down, check your slice
- Same sound and motion from both hands
TOPIC 2: Combining hands
- Listen for an even sound
- Visually going the same height
- FLOW <- SO important
TOPIC 3: EXERCISES
FREE LESSONS https://hueiyuanpan.com/freelessons/
Video lessons and Free PDF inside each lesson page
Lesson 21: Singles first singles exercise is how I learned how to play fast singles
Lesson 29: Like Buttah How I learned to build chops and stay relaxed
For more resources, check out Live Lesson Packs 1 & 2.