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Old 04-13-2006, 10:25 AM   #4
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Re: Using your centre during training

I used to say to people to move like the flintstones i.e. the hips move and the legs just run along underneath. However, practically, I think LOTS of bokken cutting automatically gets you to use your hips properly. Sometimes visualisation and verbal instruction are very difficult to apply properly.

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