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Old 03-04-2008, 07:38 AM   #13
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Re: Woman's Knife vs. Multiple Attack

In our linage, we make a distinction between the genders. There is the yang/male energy and the yin/female energy.

As such, the external martial arts are classified as being outer or muscular. The internal martial arts are seen as more connected. The idea is to "blend, to grasp and then to manipulate".

In this video she uses the rhythm of a three count beat to blend, to connect and then manipulate/knife her opponents. She has been taught not to show emotion or expression on her face. Physiologically, she is attempting to go deep inside herself.

Instead of using the straight line, she uses the circle. The "directness" of the straight line is seen as a male characteristic. She plays to the female characteristic of absorbing and engulfing her opponent.

Joseph T. Oliva Arriola
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