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Old 09-24-2002, 10:05 AM   #7
Bruce Baker
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Thanks for the replys, but I was refering to the option of hands doing everything the weapons do, and vice versa.

One of the first things I learned in using the hands is that they, like weapons, are merely an extension of the body, so when you are practicing with your weapons there should be no difference as if you were empty handed.

Energy is sent to the end of the weapon and beyond, to give it strength, so too without the weapon the same principles apply.

Whether you are using a tool to work, a weapon to practice, or simply exercizing, the hands should be treated with the same extension as the weapon, and the weapon or tool being used with the same extension as the hand.

Hopefully, we won't put total emphasis on breaking things with our hands, or mauling them with training, but that option and insight to using them is there.

Last edited by Bruce Baker : 09-24-2002 at 10:14 AM.
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