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Old 03-22-2007, 03:18 PM   #26
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Re: Aunkai Review

Are we talking about these guys?
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/82...34b550.jpg?v=0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/10...g?v=1141178861

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Old 03-22-2007, 03:27 PM   #27
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Alfonso:
Yes.
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:18 PM   #28
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Here's the particular Aun statue I was referring to, since they probably used a more "human" model
http://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/manab...2/mana2-10.gif
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:44 PM   #29
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Here's the particular Aun statue I was referring to, since they probably used a more "human" model
http://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/manab...2/mana2-10.gif
Yeah, the most interesting thing I see in this picture is how 'he' is extending along the back of the arms, note the flexed right wrist and how the fingers extend out. He seems to be drawing his body just like a bow and the ribcage is almost thrust forward. He is extending strongly through the legs. The bit that puzzles me is the almost casual way he is resting on the left hip.

Thanks, I spend long hours looking at the way people stand, that is actually quite interesting.

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:11 AM   #30
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The less I say the less my foot will go into my mouth! Have to consider reading this stuff in a few years' time after all :-) If tip==personal experience, then I would say I have most trouble making the hip area open up to the sides without moving the legs apart, while keeping the abdomen from being pulled down and forward by that action. If I can keep that from happening, I can sit down and at the same time stretch the back up straight and keep the hip/torso from developing a "kink", and be resistant against a push from the front at the same time. The feet then don't turn out quite as much (they still do) and the heels seem glued to the floor, torso and legs buoyant. Checking how much in line with Akuzawa's model I am doing this will have to wait until I am in Tokyo from May.

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Old 03-23-2007, 08:23 AM   #31
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Here's the particular Aun statue I was referring to, since they probably used a more "human" model
http://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/manab...2/mana2-10.gif
There are some other good ones on this page: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/nio.shtml

I particularly like the last one.

On a vaguely related note, the founder of my sword ryuha renamed himself "Raifu" referencing the other common temple gate guardians, "Raijin" and "Fujin". That's badass...

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Old 03-23-2007, 04:48 PM   #32
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There are some other good ones on this page: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/nio.shtml

I particularly like the last one.

On a vaguely related note, the founder of my sword ryuha renamed himself "Raifu" referencing the other common temple gate guardians, "Raijin" and "Fujin". That's badass...
And these:
http://www.aun-japan.com/

Although I am not sure whether these or yours are more or less frightening, frankly.

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Old 03-24-2007, 04:33 AM   #33
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And these:
http://www.aun-japan.com/

Although I am not sure whether these or yours are more or less frightening, frankly.
Definitely yours.


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Old 03-24-2007, 04:37 AM   #34
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The less I say the less my foot will go into my mouth! Have to consider reading this stuff in a few years' time after all :-) If tip==personal experience, then I would say I have most trouble making the hip area open up to the sides without moving the legs apart, while keeping the abdomen from being pulled down and forward by that action. If I can keep that from happening, I can sit down and at the same time stretch the back up straight and keep the hip/torso from developing a "kink", and be resistant against a push from the front at the same time. The feet then don't turn out quite as much (they still do) and the heels seem glued to the floor, torso and legs buoyant. Checking how much in line with Akuzawa's model I am doing this will have to wait until I am in Tokyo from May.
As for whether your doing properly or not????????????????

It sounds like you have tight psoas/hip flexors they will pull the pelvis forward and down if you widen your stance. go for a lunge stretch. (thats if I read the above correctly)

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:04 AM   #35
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Thanks for the tip Aran, will do that. Yes, "if Iam doing it right", although it is prettym uch a given that I am not. The question is how much wrong!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #36
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Gernot,

I think this is an iterative process. Sure we'll get things wrong, but that's part of the process of converging on an answer better than the one we have today.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:28 PM   #37
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Agreed. I'm thinking at the moment that training alone is hopeless, just having a teacher is no use, but the combination of the two is critical. My next place is going to have a large wall mirror, it's astounding what one misses without one.
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