Week 43: Hands and Fingers
Hands are a complex. The many bones, muscles, and its ability to feel and manipulate objects with precision makes them a fascinating part of the body to play with. There is also a very powerful psychological aspect of controlling the movement of hands and fingers. Complexity comes at the cost of fragility, we have to be mindful when tying the fingers as injuring them can have lasting effect on someone’s life.
The goal of this week is to explore the complexity of the hands and finger’s mechanic, and the emotions that comes from tying them.
- Day 295: Fingers Together – We can create restrictive ties with very little rope. Tying the two index fingers in the back with a hair-tie is surprisingly restrictive. Try connecting fingers from each hand and explore the different possibilities.
- Day 296: Hands Together – Hands can be combined together in many different ways. Palms together, or facing out, finger pointing in the same direction, or opposite, in front of the body, or in the back? Combine the hands in different ways and explore how you can integrate the fingers in the tie.
- Day 297: Closed Fists – In Hojojutsu, a closed fist meant that the bound person had not admitted to their crime, yet. Explore how you can tie the hand to force it in a closed position.
- Day 298: Wrist Lock – Pulling the wrists back into a joint lock is a very restrictive position. Explore how this principle can be used in a tie by tying the hand or finger and pulling wrist backward.
- Day 299: Pinning Fingers – We can leverage the structure of a tie, or an object like a bamboo pose to pose the hand in the desired position. This technique is particularly efficient to keep the hand in an open position.
- Day 300: Interlocking Fingers – When fingers from each hands interlock, we can create restriction by binding them to prevent the fingers from abducting. This traps the hands in an interesting way as they are bound together, but the wrists can separate from each other
- Day 301: Distortion – Fingers and wrists are able of a great variety of movement, explore the range of movement and how you can make the hand look and feel distorted.
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