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Old 03-28-2005, 11:06 AM   #22
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Kamae vs Shizentai (hips underneath)

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Deliberately tucking or holding the hips in an artificial position is not relaxation and that seems to be the main point to consider, IMO.
Now, this gets a little to my question...and yet having seen film of Takeno Sensei and talked with people who have taken ukemi from him and who have been taught by him, I would say he does display kokyu ryoku, and teaches that the hips should be placed as described above. My question is: what am I missing?

Thanks,
Ron

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