So I was talking with Scott Rodell, I'm sure many of you have heard of him and he was talking about jinfa I believe it's spelled and that when you grip a jian you have your thumb and middle and ring finger gripping the sword, the index and pinky lose and just kinda sitting there. This from what I gather is to help with wrist movement. I was asking my sifu a few months back and he said he never thought of explaining that way but from what I understand yes you want some play in the wrist for some of the movements. not all bound up and tight. thoughts? how do you grip your jian and for what style do you grip it this way? I've found it awkward to be to lose with the index and point the finger. in katana work, based upon books and the few people I talked to no formal training you grip with the pinky and ring finger the pointer and middle I've seen pointing out as they dont' grip, this deal with the pointer and pinky on a jian seems unnatural and akward though i do find that loosing my pointer and not having it as tight gives me better movement.