SPARRING IN A RELAXING MANNER
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Sifu Jordan and Hendrik are refining their combat sequences from their Five-Animal Set. The uninitiated may wonder whether their being so relaxed and not using mechanical strength could be effective in a real fight, obviously not realizing that internal force can be exerted at the point of contact, and the more relaxed they are the more combat efficient they can be. This also explains why in Shaolin Wahnam injury rarely happens in sparring, although in real fights great damage can be inflicted on opponents if desired.