There are different ways of holding your hands during practice. They are not arbitrary. One style is used only for qigong, yogic, and internal energy purposes. The other for combat. It is important to distinguish the difference. The below video illustrates the use of the hand for close-combat applications of t’ai-chi, and other internal martial arts.
The Distinction between hand position for energy training and hand position for close combat.
This section will cover the following:
1) Weak vs. Strong hand position for close-combat
2) Energy channels for yogic – internal energy development