Thread: Back foot flat?
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:37 AM   #16
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Alright, here's what it comes down to. The rear foot is flat for the purpose of establishing a strong Kamae. It also helps you learn to keep your posture both in the beginning of a throw and at the end of a throw. During a technique, however, of course you're going to keep your feet live. If you kept that foot planted for all your techniques it would be like dragging an anchor behind you.

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