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Originally posted by cdhall

Arnisador,

It is like Math. The equation formula is a Kenpo Principle/Rule.

If you were given a mathematical equation to solve during a test or competition at the blackboard or whatever there are several ways that you might go about using Mathematical Principles/Rules to solve the equation. But you would be working it out on the fly to come up with an answer.

Same thing. The Equation Formula merely tells us that we can rearrange stuff (like legos) to come up with a design especially when we are under pressure. It is a reminder that it is more important for you to move well than to move in a certain prescribed manner (and as you might know, we have a LOT of "prescribed manners/techniques" in EPAK).

I hope I didn't just make that worse. Tell me if it doesn't make sense, I was onto something with the math contest analogy....

You don't use the equation formula when under pressure- you are in a proactive/reactive state and what you have practiced/trained with is what you do. The equation formula is a concept not a rule or principle. Look at the offensive/freestyle techniques. There is your mathmatical equations complete with numbers and letters.