Thread: Hand Work
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:27 AM   #11
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Re: Hand Work

Hi Mike,
Mike Sigman wrote:
Can you expand a bit on *how* you connect your center to your hands/arms? Do you do it all the time or is it sporadic, etc.?
The "how" part is hard for me to describe. I've been primarily working on feeling the grab (either as nage or uke) in my legs. In essence, I'm trying to keep just enough muscle activation through my body so that rather than absorbing or extending just with my arms, I'm using my hips and legs instead to do some or most of the work. Sorry for the vagueness...

As far as how often I'm able to do it, it's still very much a "work in progress."

-- Jun

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