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Old 01-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
kewms
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Re: Koshi Nage - Open Stance or Feet Together

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Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
As a short nage myself: open enough for keeping balance but close enough to avoid uke falling on my knee.
This is my experience as well.

When done slowly, a wider stance does make it easier to keep your balance. When done fast, however, the risk of uke falling on the knee seems to me to be much more of a concern.

If you can't keep your balance with a stance narrow enough to be safe, the solution is probably to practice until you can, not to adjust your stance to compensate.

Katherine
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