Thread: How to Turn
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
Tom Verhoeven
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Re: How to Turn

Flamingo stance? Beautiful image, but this is the first time I have seen it mentioned. Crane stance is what I am familiar with. Are there any flamingo in Japan?
I have found that turning on a wooden floor or on traditional tatami is different from turning on modern tatami. Modern tatami are rather soft. When turning on the ball of the foot this may lead to knee-injuries.
Nice article and I love the photo's and literary quotes that you manage to find!
Tom
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