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Old 02-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #21
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Re: Understanding "decoupling"

Michael, watch the feet in this "Walking the Circle" video. He's moving heal-to-toe. And watch as the back foot - at any given point - leaves the ground. The last contact he makes is with the big toe. Decoupling and draining the energy before the foot moves into the next position - directed by the core.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdoLKvgRrOY

Another one. He even mentions..."My toe, my big toe... at 5:57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x18Lt2yAuH8

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