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tim evans
05-09-2010, 07:52 PM
how do you keep your balance I tend to over rotate and boom:D thanks in advance

Marc Abrams
05-09-2010, 08:13 PM
Tim:

You are most likely beginning your rotation too high. Most likely at the shoulders. The rotation should be a centripetal rotation in the spine at the hara level. Try that and see if that helps.

Regards,

Marc Abrams

Mark Uttech
05-10-2010, 08:08 AM
Onegaishimasu. Practicing tenkan in suwari waza helps us learn dropping the weight from our upper body (particularly the shoulders) like Marc said. I think this is one of the great benefits of practicing suwari waza.

In gassho,

Mark

phitruong
05-10-2010, 10:33 AM
i found that practicing this exercise from systema http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO33I-Qbc9k&feature=related helped my suwari stuffs. at least it helped me going from standing to suwari to standing smoothly. the main thing is to relax the upper body and let your hips doing the work. great for core conditioning.

Adam Huss
05-10-2010, 03:27 PM
I don't see how you could lose your balance if you keep your ankles/feet together...with head over shoulders, shoulders over hips. Maybe focusing on this will help? It'd help if you can post a short clip of what you are talking about...this might help us all to learn something as I am sure many people have problems with suwari waza (including me!). One training event my teacher made me do in kenshu class was to tie my feet together with some rope/obi.
Osu!

RED
05-11-2010, 07:18 PM
I can see how some one can lose ballance. Especially if they are trying to turn with their top half, opposed to their center.

ramenboy
05-11-2010, 07:59 PM
hey tim, how's charlie sensei and everyone?

like everyone above said. the 'turn' comes from your hips. don't try to 'stand up' on your knees. try to keep low and stay low

its a b_itch, isn't it? :p

Rayleen Dehmke
05-11-2010, 08:45 PM
Great video Phi, got to work those hips! Looks like it would be very helpful, I'm going to try it myself. There are lots of references to systema on here, it's making me curious to try a class.

tim evans
05-12-2010, 01:47 PM
hey tim, how's charlie sensei and everyone?

like everyone above said. the 'turn' comes from your hips. don't try to 'stand up' on your knees. try to keep low and stay low

its a b_itch, isn't it? :p

Hey jerome how are you charlie sensei and everyone are great I,m just now coming off the DL for a bad elbow and need suwari waza help big time like the tenkan on katatetori sankyo omote I can get the hand switch from nikkyo to sankyo then I try to bring uke around with upper body strengh then I either overrotate and can,t control uke or I,m like a rock and lose momentum:D