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Old 02-16-2007, 04:56 AM   #89
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 91
United Kingdom
Re: Sport is the new Budo

Edward Karaa wrote:
but mostly because of the Judo stance from which I had trouble launching any movements. Your theory could be right actually.
Judo stance? I thought natural posture was a fairly fundamental idea for the shodokan system - mu shin mu gamae and so on. I seem to recall reading that Kano and Tomiki were both unhappy with the tendancy of judoka to adopt a posture that works in competition but makes less sense from a budo point of view, and that Tomiki worked hard to eliminate that from his training system. The thing that causes most confusion for people with prior experience coming to our club seems to be that the posture is square on rather than one shoulder forward - and if anything, square on is the more natural posture...
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