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hands position

Post by vincenzo » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:46 am

does YMT form has a specific kind of hands/finger position?

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Post by Scott M. Rodell » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:16 am

In what way do you mean?

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Post by vincenzo » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:16 am

Scott M. Rodell wrote:In what way do you mean?


Hi scott sorry, maybe I didn't use the proper term, I was asking if

there is any particular indication about hands and fingers in the

empty hand form. In some style for example the hand should be

wide open, in some others it takes a "tiger mouth" shape ecc.

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Post by Scott M. Rodell » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:19 am

Certainly... most of the time one uses the palm for striking, but there are movements when one could either the palm or fingers depending on the target, such as with the movement Step Back & Repulse Monkey. Then there are movements where the knife edge of the hand is used (Wang Laoshi used the common Mandarin term, daozhang, literally knife palm for this). And all strikes below the nipple level are made with a fist.



I hope this helps...

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