Thread: How to Turn
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: How to Turn

For Soldiers, or really anyone on the street dealing with shoes and high friction surfaces, I emphasize actually moving, shifting center and pointing in the direction you need to go and lifting the foot placing it back down. I've seen too many injuries resulting from torsional loads on knees from pivoting on heels or balls of feet. Primarily moving your hips and shifting body weight correctly in the direction you want to go and leading from that area, then moving the foot not under load makes for safe movement and a stable platform.

Not that I have any issue with your article in the context that you have framed it for training.

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