This weapon provides training in mobility and further enhances precision in movement. Practicing the knives is comparable to practicing the pole and dummy techniques. The principle is to overcome the opponent with fast, simple, straight forward strikes.
The horse stance must be extremely mobile, agile and the energy forward requires total body commitment and coordination . The weapon enhances the application and exertion of qi with the wrist and forearms, which improves your skills in hand combat. Because the weapons extend your energy range, you ability in Chi Sao and combat will be vastly improved.