Mirja listened, and then nodded. Swordsmanship wasn't something he couldn't grasp, it was something that his heart couldn't grasp. His family should have seen the call in his heart for how he wished to be, and taken him down the right path, with swords just something that were on the side. But no, square peg will be forced through the circle hole, and dammed if it didn't go through, grab the hammer.
"Ok! You've developed yourself from a differing avenue. Usually hakuda practitioners focus on their fists, or their feet, and train from there. It naturally develops a special kind of knuckle, which is harder and stronger than the rest of the body because it needs to be. You, lack that, your knuckles are no harder than the rest of you, so if you are going to go Hakuda you'll probably need to focus on palm strikes, or you can do Mirja's Special Catch-up Training so your knuckles can handle the strain. It's important to have stronger knuckles because that is what is hitting the enemy, were as the rest of you is only hit if you mess up, or the enemy is better than you"
She then nodded, and vanished for a few moments, leaving Tsukiya to think about what she had said, before arriving with a large bag of sand in one hand, and a dummy in the second. She slammed the dummy into the ground, standing it up and then grinned, and dropped the bag of sand, opening it up.
"So, there is two ways. Dummy for palm, sand for fists. Palm strikes don't need as much hardness because they are a lot more dispersed, your entire hand rather than just a small portion of it. So technique counts much more, and you are less liable to break something that isn't sufficiently durable"
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