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Old 08-18-2002, 01:01 AM   #1
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AikiWeb Poll for the week of August 18, 2002:

On what part of your foot do you usually perform turning movements in aikido?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Toes
  • Ball of foot
  • Instep
  • Heel
  • It depends
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Old 08-20-2002, 08:17 AM   #2
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,654
why do people turn on the instep?


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Old 08-20-2002, 08:22 AM   #3
Dojo: Aikido of Cincinnati/Huron Valley Aikikai
Location: Somerset Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 794
Hi Ian,

I don't know exactly if it is a turn on the instep, however my teacher taught me, at least with a tenshi movement, to try to feel the mat with the instep, and neither turn on the heel nor on the ball, but more in the middle.

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Old 08-22-2002, 04:59 AM   #4
Anat Amitay
Dojo: Nes- Ziona, "the red house"
Location: Israel
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 137
on the middle?

hi Rachel,

I didn't understand what you meant by turning on the middle? actually the middle part of the foot doesn't carry much weight and isn't supposed to frimly touch the ground.

did you sensi mean 'as if you're turning from the middle'?


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