Place your fist in front of you and try to relax it as much as you can without changing form. Now tense it all the way slowly with breathing and keep it like this for a few breaths. Do this a few times and than change the position of the arm and repeat. Now take your whip and hit the forearm a few times when you relax and a few more times when you are tense. Move forward to the fist and see if you can keep the alignment under the hit and how you can move with it. If you have a partner do it with him and do it also with eyes closed so you don’t escape beforehand too much by relaxing or moving. Another thing to notice is to see if your other hand relaxes or tenses up as you do the other.
Relax the face and don’t feel too sorry for your self but also don’t go too far.
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The wave or whip starts with the breath in the body and moves either to the target or to the limbs or tool and than to the target. The body usually moves slower than the limbs so it is like the handle of a whip or a sword. You can use this difference in movement to change a movement that is already underway. It is good to be able to not complete a move and be less readable and controllable. For example if you are lifting something heavy like a 5K hammer to break a plaster wall and notice a person on the other side after the swing is already strong you may not be able to stop the hammer but you can move the body which is more free and do less harm. If you are carrying a person in your hands and your leg is caught in a branch or wire and you fall forward you can still turn your body to protect the injured with your body.
Take a simple long stick and swing it without stop. Start walking and make the stick move following your steps and check if this works for you.
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Take your whip or make one from a few strands of rope and hold it down in your hand. Move with only the wrist and start to whip yourself lightly all over the body. Relax your eyes and look around you as you do this or walk to keep your eyes forward and feel rather than look the whip. In this way you will learn to clear your body from holds using the whip without giving your total attention and alignment to it.
Exhale or inhale when you feel the whip “caresses” you and you will learn to lessen the pre-tensing from fear.
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