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Old 08-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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Re: The two body/mind concepts of Japanese Martial Arts.

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Koshi is the back of the hips, translating as the lumbar pelvic centre. Just near the base of the spine.
Sounds like what the Chinese call ming men.

Luckily for those who did Toheis Aikido where they developed weight underside they were in fact learning about Koshi.
Would you care to elaborate on that? How is weight underside connected to Koshi?

Thus the centre of so called 'ground force' in Aikido terms or Japanese is Koshi.
Is that the same 'ground force' as Mike Sigman's ground path?

Connect to heaven with Hara and earth with Koshi.
How can I tell if I do that correctly?
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