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The direction changes in Sanseiryu feel somehow logical and flowing when I do them. I love that kata. A lot of the direction changes in Ryuko feel arbitrary when I do them
Bill Glasheen wrote:This is supposed to be a step beyond Uechi Sanseiryu, right? Fine... so where is the mochi?
I think I know what you mean. I definitely feel this in many cases in kata. A good example is when one turns with the shoken-on-shoken thing both in Seiryu and Sanseiryu. I like to put some power in these turns, as if I had hold of somebody.
One of my favorite performances is Master Takara's here
Here again, I'm not smart enough to put my finger on it, but there's something I like better about this version and its performance. It may be a preliminary version or possibly reflecting some things that he favored that the rest of the committee did not.
Bill Glasheen wrote:I'd be happy to show you some time.
Bill Glasheen wrote:
I've never seen Takara do shoken sukui age uke, and he does it the way I figured out it should be done (by myself, BTW). You don't (never, ever, ever) start with your elbow up and do a couple trips around the world with the scoop. Going back to basic principles of Sanchin, it's about doing things efficiently and without exposing your vulnerable areas. Start the shoken scoop with your elbow down (protecting the ribs) and scoop from there.
How can mochi stretch so much?
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