Thread: Back foot flat?
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Old 07-02-2003, 08:18 PM   #21
Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 796
Consentrating your weight at your center and keeping it off your feet allows you to assume a low, stable, centered stance and still retain a remarkable degree of freedom of movement. It also allows you to move without first having to raise yourself up in order to get your weight off your feet.

After years of training, I have found that it largely doesn't matter what parts of your feet are on the mat at any given instant. What does matter, at least from an ability to move standpoint, is how you control the distribution of your weight.
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