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Old 06-20-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Re: How to teach and train relaxation

Justin Smith wrote: View Post
Why do you believe one has to "anaylse closely"? It should be obvious to anyone with a basic understanding of introductory physics, because our feet push into the ground and gravity exists.

Check out p. 48 pic. 22 in The Secrets of Judo, a judo book from 1959, that explains that feet pushing off the ground, plus gravity pulling down, creates a resultant vector that is diagrammed as the body (and hence any arm, leg, etc. attached to the body) advancing.
I was reading some of my older MA books this weekend and found that in addition, the karate book Dynamic Karate, 1966, has a similar diagram (p. 109) of such vectors.

A secret of internal strength?:
"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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