Today I did some bagwork and hit on something (have that pun for free!) I've not done before. Usually I bung Iain's old bagwork podcast mp3 on and work through that. Love that little workout. This time my garage gym was in a state, I couldn't find it, so put the timer on my phone on for 2 minute rounds and made it up as i went along. A round of hands only, a round of head knees and elbows, kicks only, all-in, etc. All pretty standard. Then I tried a round of bunkai inspired bagwork. Flinch cover/knifehand into the bag, smashing in with a rising block, inward circular block forearm smash, using one hand to index/touch the bag. That kind of thing. Then I did a couple of rounds completely with my eyes closed! I figured I'd test the bunkai idea of setting datums and referencing/indexing targets with one hand and hitting with the other using a tactile rather than visual sense. It was quite the eye opener (another pun!). At first it was hard to trust myself. It's easier to be confident slamming an elbow or palm strike in than a fist without worrying about injury (less meed for alignment) but once you get going it really makes sense. Even the few times I lost contact with the bag it was relatively easy to find it again as the tactile feedback helped me know where the bag was likely to be.