#AskHuei: Faster Singles


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


Hi J,

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



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.

Season 3 LLP, coming soon!

Season 1 Live Lesson Pack Thumbnail

Season 2 Live Lesson Pack Cover Thumbnail

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s