- When you're first learning this - and all - Cool Ki Tricks, you and your friends should really try to help
each other out. You need to try to help each other catch the right feeling. So don't try to bend each
other's arms with all your might - at least initially.
- Different visualizations work better for different people. Try thinking of your arm as a fire hose, and
water shooting out of it. Or, think of yourself as being extremely thirsty and reaching all the way across
the room for a cold drink. Or, just extend your arm and keep One-Point.
- Don't make your arm completely straight. Put a slight bend in your elbow. And orient your arm so that the
thumb side of your hand is up. Remember: Elbows only bend one way! Be careful no one tries to bend your
arm a direction it wasn't intended to go.
- Try not to get distracted by the person attempting to bend your arm. Just keep your eyes forward, and maintain
the image of your arm being very long.
- There's one thing more impressive than showing people you can do unbendable arm. And that's showing them
they can do unbendable arm. Have a friend first make her arm very stiff and try to bend it. (With some people,
you won't be able to. But that's okay.) Then have her relax and encourage her to feel as though her arm reaches
out for hundreds of miles. Then test her arm again. This is a real good way to get people to stop thinking you're
weird and join you in your mind/body training.
"So, what did I just learn?"
The unbendable arm exercise shows you the power of relaxation and positive thinking. The more you relax your arm,
the harder it will be to bend. Of course, you can't just let your arm be limp. You've got to maintain the image of
your arm being very long, too. This is the positive thinking part. Relax and believe.