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Old 02-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
Dan Richards
Dojo: Latham Eclectic
Location: NY
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Re: The Floating Slinky of Heaven

Travers, thanks for that addition. Kiba-dachi and shiko-dachi both fall under the term "horse stance." Both still use the "skin as structure." Kiba-dachi moves the knees inward, to tighten up the skin slack created by the parallel feet. Shiko-dachi, which is more often used, and more common, has the knees more open and directly over the angled feet. So, we're applying any posture which satisfies "skin as structure." And both kiba-dachi and shikio-dachi, when done properly, fall under that class.

The differences in these stances do not affect balance and center. They are the same.

Last edited by Dan Richards : 02-10-2013 at 09:35 PM.
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