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Old 12-08-2005, 09:16 AM   #17
Ian Upstone
Location: Sussex
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 80
Re: Zanshin?

John Matsushima wrote:
when uke "finishes" a technique, he/she remains in a certain posture for a few seconds.
John, not meaning to be picky but do you mean uke in this instance?

Even if you didn't, it still reminds me of those instances when zanshin is applied in techniques where uke does not end up out of range. I've seen (and been) uke 'held' in position, by shite's 'dominance' (if that's the correct word)

Holding a strong and positive posture at this time has also certainly helped development of throws etc. For example, when uke is thrown and hangs on, shite does not go tumbling down with them.
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