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Old 10-14-2008, 07:41 AM   #43
Dojo: Zanshin Kai
Location: Birmingham
Join Date: Feb 2005
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United Kingdom
Re: Koshi Nage

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Are you saying that they can not be expressed in words? If so, why bring them up, in an on line discussion, at all?
My original question was and is a question purely of stylistics and not of principle. You can perform Koshi Nage with a wide stance, a narrow stance and in fact you can even do it balanced on one foot. Hip positioning is a principle, foot placement isn't, it's just the result of placing your hips correctly. IMO of course again I do not claim to be right here.

All Aikidoka I have met use a wide stance, the association I belong to, as far as I knew at the time, were the only people using a narrow stance, and I was curious to know if we were the only ones using a narrow stance.

Now I know that it's actually quite common.
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