So how do you ever really train the real Qi/Ki if you do some hard, some soft? Don't you wind up with some (sure it can be strong, but that's not the Full Banana) muscle-based jin?
Is life hard all the time?
Is life soft all the time?
Shouldn't any system be adaptable to the situation at hand, whether, soft, hard or more likely somewhere in between?
Perhaps I am missing the point but it seems to be the ability to adjust to the current situation and apply the correct amount of hardness, softness or combination of the two allows for the greatest amount of flexibility, options and opportunity for success.