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Old 03-28-2005, 06:19 PM   #25
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Kamae vs Shizentai (hips underneath)

Michael Stuempel wrote:
Mike ... I wouldn't call it an artificial position or unrelaxed. Lining up your body to focus power at a single point at a single time may require training, but why call it unnatural? Consider the changes that competative swimmers and runners go through in order to improve their "natural" ability.
Hi Michael:

No way to really answer this one without a face-to-face demonstration about relaxation, kokyu, etc., etc. Which reminds me... who in the U.S. would be a consensus recommendation as someone who well demonstrates classical Yoshinkan kamae, ability, etc.? I'd like to watch a live Yoshinkan training session sometime.


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