Thread: Back foot flat?
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Old 07-01-2003, 11:53 PM   #9
camel
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Okay, maybe I'm not explaining it correctly. I did not mean to imply that the weight was constantly on the balls of the feet. Rather, I was simply told to keep the ends of my heels just a touch off the mat. The majority of the foot is in constant contact with the mat, just not the heel itself. Also, bear in mind that my Japanese is very poor, as is my teacher's English, so the probability of miscommunication was quite high, although he went to great gesticulating lengths to make sure I understood. Perhaps I didn't. Either way, I've been trying to utilize this idea in my training, and have not noticed any of the adverse effects you mention.
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