shoes hinder the flow of chi..
I'm in the same boat mate. Having done some savate in the past when doing JKD I'm hoping to start MT and use that for my kicking range. The idea of not using the foot in MT I imagine is down to the fact its done barefoot traditionally and so kicking full force with the foot would damage the many bones there, where as a conditioned shin is a safer bet (for the person throwing it). I suppose it all boils down to what you are training for. Good luck in the training though I'd be intrested to hear how you get on mate whatever you choose.
Originally Posted by atomicpoet
Gotcha. Chi works exactly like electricity. The rubber soles of shoes inhibit the transfer.
Originally Posted by Lebell