Thread: Defining Kokyu
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:48 AM   #37
Mike Sigman
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Re: Defining Kokyu

Ignatius Teo wrote:
OK, here's a really good way to see if one has the ability to transmit power from center to the extremeties. Have someone grab both your hands (one hand each) from the front and try to throw the person like a rag doll left and right. No straight/unbendable arm stuff, just transmission of power from center to hands, without moving the feet.
Throw them how? Kaitenage? It's easiest to learn to bring power to your hands/arms straight ahead because there's less strain on the shoulders and elbows. Too much strain on the shoulders and elbows makes the normal strength kick in and you want to stay relaxed and avoid that.

I think the analysis straight ahead with a push is a fairly clearcut way to try and define what is kokyu power.. and then apply the basics to all directions. Although someone may have a better way they can suggest.


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