Even on soft targets, the hand strike or kick should be focused not on the target but an inch or more past the target.
i understand the focus beyond the target aspect. the pine forest association has a wanted dead or alive out for me on boards mass murder and destruction. what i am trying to point out is that the systema folks did something different. also, those buggers ability to take a hit and keep on going is just nuts. they changed some of my striking perspectives.