shAN 山 mountain (pictogram: depicts 3 peaks of mountain range)
feng 风 wind
1) Learn Pictograms and Ideograms 2) Learn the Kangxi radicals 3) learn the various abbreviated (compressed) character forms which are used as determinants 3) LEARN PRONUNCIATION (this video and i presume Heisig ignores that entirely p.s. it’s the hard part). 4) play the word game “sounds like/rhymes with has something to do with METAL” 5) congrats, you can read.