WHY DO TENYO DEMONSTRATORS MAKE A FIST?

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WHY DO TENYO DEMONSTRATORS MAKE A FIST?

Postby I.M. Magician » October 21st, 2013, 1:22 pm

I have noticed that in several Tenyo demonstration videos from Japan that the demonstrator uses a fist as a magic wand replacement to "make the magic happen" so to speak.

Does anyone know if that is a cultural thing or just a style that some of the Tenyo demonstrators picked up?

Just curious...

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Re: WHY DO TENYO DEMONSTRATORS MAKE A FIST?

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 21st, 2013, 1:34 pm

The fist signifies the projection of magical power, kind of like waving your hand over something while wiggling your fingers.
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Re: WHY DO TENYO DEMONSTRATORS MAKE A FIST?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 22nd, 2013, 10:08 am

IMHO it's cultural. Also notice the posture and fists are held well away from striking position. Concentrate/clench.

IIRC you can also get some blank looks by turning a cup upside down - and more quickly if you use those ceremonial cups that would otherwise be great for the cups and balls.

Now if you want some interesting reactions - use the red children's gift envelopes for bank night or torn/restored tricks.
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