Toys? NO. Tools of the trade.

October 2, 2008

Some of the Okinawan systems use many interesting training devices to develop strength and condition portions of the body for combative use.  What I found when I started looking into Fujian and Hakka systems was that there was a lot of similarities in this area of training.  One sifu I spoke with outlined the three major areas of training as Xing, Gong, and Fa.  These implements are directed as proper development of Gong.

The previous article I posted on Goju-Ryu Grabbing techniques goes into this a little, but this article has a heavier focus on the toys, er, I mean TOOLS of the trade.

Russ

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