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Old 03-04-2011, 02:42 AM   #11
Dojo: Stockholms Aikidoklubb
Location: Stockholm
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 555
Re: Footwork differences between styles

@David: Personally I find that the stance with toes pointing outwards makes it very easy to get a full hip/center movement. It also makes me bend my knee a little more than hanmi so that it creates a deeper stance than hanmi and with the weight centered a bit more forward than hanmi.
So full hip movement, deeper stance and a bit forward creates a more stable and powerful stance than regular hanmi, but I find it harder to move from this compared to hanmi.

@David again: Check out the footwork of Nishio and his students (very forward, almost aggressive)

I think Tomita sensei still uses a similar stance (at least his back leg is still straight).
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