Hi, I would like to ask about positioning of hands:
1) Down Block (white to yellow belt)
In Technique Guide Mr. Hodge shows that before delivering the block itself I should bring one hand behind my ear and the other almost in the armpit, almost hugging myself, but in Training Guide Mr. Hodge crosses his arms in front of his chest, making a letter X. So which positioning of hands is correct, please?
2) Snap Kick and Thrust Kick (white to yellow belt)
In Technique Guide Mr. Hodge tells us that after getting into front stance I should bring my hands up as in a fight, but in Training Guide Mr. Hodge moves around with his arms down, next to his body, somewhat spread, as if to gain stability. Again – which position of hands is correct, please?
Thank you very much.