A deeper meaning to this namesake of the system can be applied. To properly load your forward intention in the back of your elbow (and not hammering down like Michael McConnell) it is useful to visualize your arm is like a loaded spring ready to go forward the moment an absence is detected. This loading allows mind intent to animate your structure instead of contractive force. This is one of the reasons I am able to maintain a constant superiority in Chi Sau over my peers.
However, the most profound implication of "Beautiful Springtime" refers to my secret (disclosed only through select writings in this blog) training method -- Lawn Mowing Kung-fu. As the grass grows at rapid rates in the spring my opportunity to use this training method exponentially increases. Below is a summary of my methods.
1. Apply final bending movement of Biu Jee form and unscrew gas cap. Finger training is also benefitted as you apply full bridging concept. Make sure you turn counter-clockwse. Safety note -- Chad should put his hair in bun first or it could become entagled in the mower blade or other mechanisms.
2. Rise from bend and shift to your right (Chum Kiu Form training). Apply Lap Sau (grabbing hand) to gas can. Shift back to left (remember to use waist to initiate the action!) while casting arm in Lan Sau (bar arm) as the Lap Sau continues to hold gas can. Transition to low bong sau (as applied in the Wooden Dummy Form) and pour gasoline from can into mower's gas tank. When complete return can up to Lan Sau and shift back and return can and release Lap Sau (letting go of can.)
3. Reapply step 1 but now turn the cap clockwise to secure it back into position. (Note: Chad's hair should still be in a bun.)
4. Reach forward with right hand and grab (lap sau) the pull cord of mover. Rapidly return hand to chambered position (as applied in the returning actions of Siu Nim Tau.) If mower starts, proceed to step 5. If not, repeat step 4 until mower starts.
5. This part of the training is the most critical to properly learn how to transfer the force of your body into your frame (bridge arms). With good posture, tail bone tucked, knees gently relaxed, and anus slightly contracted, you will position both hands on the mower's horizontal handle bar and walk.* The arms must stay casted! Any collapse in frame trains improper structure. You must also concentrate on not leaning forward on the mower. No rush, walk slowly. Of course, follow a straight line down the path of the lawn. When reaching the end (having fully occupied that zone) you will reposition the mower and repeat until the entire lawn has been mowed.
Although many more details (perhaps in future blogs) exist in the methods and benefits of Lawn Mowing Kung-fu, I hope this will at least get you started in this specialized training method that has contributed to my greatness in Wing Chun Kung-fu.
"The grass may always be greener on the other side but you must still mow it all."
Howard Reagor, Dojo's First Master.
* Power assisted mowers will reduce the benefits of this training exercise.