Thread: Tanden Rotation
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
Dojo: Aikido Doyukai Hong Kong
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 35
Hong Kong
Re: Tanden Rotation

Not something you can locate anatomically I believe - just like the whole Qi thing. Maybe if you cut the guy apart, the qi flows out like gas from a balloon... either you believe it or you don't I guess.

Again with the caveat that I haven't experienced it. But its meant to feel like a spinning balloon in the area 2 inchs below your navel, which gets bigger and denser the more your train. And you influence the direction using your intention. Kind of like how people move things on a computer screen just by thinking.

But the point is that when you are meant to use this to generate the power from your centre rather than muscular strength.

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