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Old 01-17-2013, 12:40 AM   #17
Dojo: NGA Ossining
Location: NY
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 48
Re: Posture in Iwama Aikido

I'll take a stab at it. From my understanding the balance is still 50/50 however the pelvis is tilted downward. There exists a photo of O Sensei demonstrating a similar stance but not to that extreme. I had seen it on the AikiJournal by Stan Pranin. I cant seem to find it now.

I have found that posture is powerful. Try this test, take your normal stance and intercept a overhead attack don't redirect it and have your partner lean into it. Now try it with your pelvis tilted down, if you've done it correctly there is a large difference in the outcome. Good luck

Last edited by ronin_10562 : 01-17-2013 at 12:42 AM. Reason: spelling error

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