To Whom it may concern:


As a result of training in Tae Kwon Do as a teenager I suffered a number of trumanic injuries to

my thumbs from punches that connected poorly while sparing. Recently a student, who has trouble

performing techniques without using a lot of strength, grabbed my thumb and twisted it during a throw.

This resulted in a significant sprain injury, with a great deal of pain and limitation for doing exercises

and certain types of techniques.


I showed the injury to Grandmaster Law, who observed the swelling and associated stiffness in the joint.

He also deduced that the sprain was associated with some dislocation of one of the phhalangial bones

and was not healing properly in part due to this. I am a physician and I know the usual treatment for

this kind of injury is to take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen, to splint the joint, and then to wait

for it to heal while restricting activity


Master law instead applied steady tension on the joint followed by manually realingnig the bones end

to end (in anatomical position). He repeated this procedure several times and massaged the swollen

tissues. After about 10-15 minutes of this procedure the joint was far more mobile and the pain

reduced by nearly 90%. Importantly it stayed that way ever since, and I have been careful not to

re-traumatize the joint.


Perhaps an Orthopedic or Physical rehabilitation physician could explain how and why that

worked. But GrandMAster Law never went to medical school and treated this quickly and

expertly. I found that really quite amazing (but not as amazing as his techniques)


I feel that people should take the time to examine what Ninjutsu is actullay about and forget

the lies and stereotypes that have been cast upon this art and Grand Master Law in particular

(from the media and internet especially). They would me as amazed and I continue to be

about his skills after knowing him so many years.


With Gratitude

M. Farivar MD