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Old 07-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #120
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Re: hips and shoulders

Matthew Gano wrote: View Post
What stands out to my largely untrained eye is what seems to be very strong vertical musubi, upon which his body is stacked, so that when a force comes into it, it's already resting on a kind of central pillar. Again, I make no claims of "real" or functional understanding, but the conceptual framework I've been trying to learn places a huge emphasis on this relaxed-but-extended vertical connection, around which everything seems to depend.
It is not just in the vertical; it is in the horizontal as well - through in a little spiral energy and you got it everywhere all at once - makes for a nicely balanced (read here aiki) body)

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