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Old 01-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #7
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
Re: It's (not?) all in the hips

i don't know but it sounds as if you have been given incorrect information... i have seen some aikido where strange body movements were taught, but my understanding has always been that you us "normal" comfortable body mechanics... if it looks or feels odd or unnatural or awkward then you are probably doing it wrong... i have seen some people who stick there hips back and upwards to "try" to utilize "hip power" so much so that they get an extreme curve ie swayback in their lower back... i just try to stand comfortably and relaxed and not try to feel forced or awkward...

Edwin Neal

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