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Old 01-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #16
JimClark
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Re: Posture in Iwama Aikido

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Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
I suspect Hitohiro posture has its cause in his tanren bo work.

Here is a clip of practitioners of his style which I think explains what I mean.
This is exactly the posture I'm talking about in my original post/question, which still stands.

What is the purpose/benefit of this posture? Does anyone have an explanation?

To me it looks too forward biased and the bent torso does not facilitate rotation about your body axis without excessive head movement. Again, there is no disrespect intended, I'm just looking for information.

Cheers,

Jim

Learn to see everything accurately. Do not do anything useless. -Miyamoto Musashi, The Earth Scroll, The Book of Five Rings.
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