Thread: hit on the butt
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:15 AM   #7
Erik
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It's done to make sure that you 'really' tenkan. If you can hit them on the butt then you did a fairly deep turn. It also helps posture because it's hard to do when leaning forward.

In other words, it's a learning tool. Some people probably did it so much that it became habit.

Last edited by Erik : 08-13-2003 at 11:18 AM.
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