Every practice is built on a foundation of basic skills and practices. If you’re really serious about getting better you should try to spend a few minutes every day working on them. Below I’ve listed my basic 8. In truth, it’s pretty impossible to do them every day but I do try. As your practice expands, the list of basic daily exercises will likely expand to include other meditations, stretches, and movements. Eventually the daily practice will be unique to you. But start here:

1) Sitting quietly
2) Hip isolation
3) Standing meditation
4) Balance
5) Weight Shifting
6) Rowing
7) Stance changes
8) 2 Steps

You can’t really learn this shit here in the virtual world, so I’m not going to elaborate.  Go buy a book at KWchop or better yet, book a seminar or come to a class at Desert Monkey Dojo.