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Old 03-17-2005, 08:10 PM   #7
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Re: Kamae vs Shizentai (hips underneath)

Mark Johnston wrote:

There is no 'stance' that is spherically sound. Once movement is part of the influence everything changes. So in 'grappling' it would be suicide to train in 'one particular hip position' (or whatever) because people would just change their training to overcome it.

Posture is composure, being settled and calm while having an in-depth ability to understand body mechanics.

I like this post. It reaffirm my belief that fighting posture/stance should be as close as your walking posture/stance and as close as your training posture/stance.


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