I've had a few discussions with a few different ITF black belts about something we've read. In many of the ITF Tuls it states, "Pulling the hands back."
In the tul, Hwa Rang it is clearly written to grab your punching hand and pull it back. However, in other patterns you will read pulling hands back. Some schools are teaching to physically place your hand on the other hand/forearm and pull it backwards. Other schools are simply "placing" their hands back to the opposite direction.
My question is, are we actually grabbing only a limb and pulling it back in the opposite direction or is it just simply bringing your limb to the opposite direction without actually grabbing onto something?
Michael Munyon, VI Dan
US-ITF Armed Forces Director
Serving America, Armed Forces and the ITF