Our Xinyi-Dao disciples in Seattle (Manoj and Andrew) show the danger of strictly following the classical position of keeping your head upright as if it was being suspended by a string. In olden times people fought with weapons that increased their striking and blocking ranges. As a result, keeping their heads upright wouldn’t necessarily put them in any extra danger. However, keeping your head upright in a scrap will most likely get you knocked out. In modern times, you gotta protect your head!