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Addison: Mr Ho, please tell us what diē-dá is?

Mr Ho: Diē-dá is about the injury of the bone or spraining of body parts or injury of the bone. That is what is known as diē-dá.

Addison: What do you think about the prospects of diē-dá?

Mr Ho: Regarding the prospects of diē-dá, I think that everyone can try and have a future in it. Everyone has a different way of doing it.

Addison: Do you think that diē-dá is a very important culture here (in Hong Kong)?

Mr Ho: Yes, you can say that.

Addison: What exactly can diē-dá treat?

Mr Ho: The neck and the back (pain), osteitis, bone spurs, shoulders, hands and the back.

Addison: Does Diē-dá have different factions?

Mr Ho: Yes. There are several. There’s *inaudible*, Hongquan, Bakhok, Shaolin, Bakpai.

Addison: What’s the difference between them?

Mr Ho: They have different methods.

Addison: Does diē-dá involve any advancment in technology?

Mr Ho: Mostly massagers and infrared lamps.

Addison: Do you think diē-dá can be developed overseas?

Mr Ho: Yes, I believe it is.

Addison: What ingredients were used in making diē-dá jit? Is there really such as a thing as serpentine jit, centipede jit and mouse jit? Is there difference between them?

Mr Ho: It depends on the faction, but all types of jit which involves animals are all used for qufeng. They cannot stop pain. For stopping pain, we usually use mint leaves.

Addison: The last question is a bit weird, but would you like your son to take over in the future?

Mr Ho: I hope so!

Addison: Thank you very much!