Re: Tenkan and Centrifugal Force
Yes, rather than giving Shao Lama as an example, I'm sure I should've said "in my personal experience", or some other caveat. But what I was meaning to bring up is how virtual contact and awareness is maintained even when actual contact is broken between movements. Chi sao practice was prescibed for me to enhance my ability to know where my opponent's arms, legs, hands, feet and point of balance are.
I understand that internal energy is also something that is developed this way, but I think that was at a higher level than I was training at. The Sifu, Terry Wright-Lee, was only in our area for about two years.