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Old 09-06-2005, 11:43 PM   #16
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Re: Yokomenuchi

Soon-Kian Phang wrote:
Just out of interest, I have also noticed differences in the initial hand position for yokomenuchi. Some people start like shomenuchi, with the hand brought to the forehead. Others start with the raised hand to the side of the head (which feels easier, but one has to be careful that the swing isn't too wide). I'm also curious as to what people think about this
I try to keep everything on my centerline. In my meager experience, starting the hand at the side of the head seems something akin to telegraphing...I don't know...centerline seems stronger to me, but can't exactly say for sure why.

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