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Old 04-21-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 283
Hong Kong
Lifting the feet

I was recently watching a clip of a Shihan doing randori and two things struck me:
(i) He often lifted his feet
(ii) He took (what looked like) a lot of small steps

The end result looked like he was skipping around.

I also know that people in the Ki Society have a 'hop' or 'skip'.

Unfortunately, I've been taught that lifting the feet and taking small steps are no-nos - i.e. we should try to slide on the mat and minimize the number of steps taken.

Why are there such differences in the thinking about footwork?
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