All very good points. Thank you for helping me wrap my brain around the painfully obvious!
Just one more reason to enjoy this site. When I read your responses I felt myself doing what seems to happen at least once per class, exclaiming "Oh! That makes sense".
I especially agree with the learning form to break form. It seems that when a technique is done, at least moderatly, right, arms, legs, hands and feet all just become extensions of the center (It's only happened a couple times, but the energy is so alive when it does!!!). But you are right the hands and feet have to be in the right position, at the very least, at the beginning of the technique.