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Old 04-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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Re: Yoshinkan and "aiki"

Mark Murray wrote: View Post
When doing any movement, the spine must be kept aligned straight between the feet. The upper body should not sway the spine, twist the spine, or turn the spine from *outside* that alignment. (Okay, I'm sure there are exceptions and such. But, in regards to my training and my experiences, I'm going from a beginner's perspective.) Doesn't mean you can't twist and turn -- just don't do it such that the spine is contorted out of that correct posture/alignment. If I had to describe chushin ryoku, I'd probably say it is the power derived from correct spinal alignment. That seems better than just center power.
Could you please explain proper spinal alignment in regards to shiko (sumo stomps)?
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