Peter A Goldsbury
Hiroshi Tada has a whole load of exercises and spends at least one third of any seminar teaching them. He starts from shizentai (natural posture with the feet side by side slightly apart) and goes into hamni and the movements go in eight directions, starting from either foot. You can imagine all the combinations. He regards this training as absolutely crucial to the success of any partner practice.
Dear Professor Goldsbury,
I believe Kubota Sensei was a student of Tada Sensei, so the exercises I witnessed would be very similar to the those taught by Tada Sensei. Unfortunately, I missed Tada Sensei's annual seminars at Hombu Dojo while I was there
Would you happen to know of any on-line or book references to Tada Sensei's feet exercises?