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Old 02-12-2005, 07:36 PM   #23
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Re: hiriki no yosei/elbow power #1

I hadn't checked back on this thread in a while...good stuff.

My comment on the whole toes thing was to make a point. My understanding as beaten into to me by my instructor never turn on the heels. Like Micheal said the weight shifts back if you do.

Try it! Next-to-impossible to turn on your heels and keep your toes DOWN and weight forward. Not-to-mention, if you turn on your heels you tend to get that rise and fall in your stance as you shift your weight.

Charles Burmeister
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