On Martial Spirits Requirement

March 15, 2001

  • All martial (combat) applications are embedded in the forms already. The basic principles are how to use your eyes, body, and limbs. For example, your eyes follow where you anticipate the opponents to be coming from, such as before you turn, your eyes will look ahead to where you turn to. Practice the forms both with an imaginary opponent in front of you and anticipating opponents coming from several directions. This will help keep your forms from being too loose and focus your attention.
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