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Old 03-28-2005, 10:06 AM   #22
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Re: Kamae vs Shizentai (hips underneath)

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?


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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