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Stevie B wrote:
I just wanted to use this as an opportunity to spread the good word concerning the Tandan and also I wanted to mention the Rhomboid muscle group as well.. I hope that I am pointing towards the right group of muscles as I was only shown by touch and have no medical training myself.. But while being trained with the Nigiri Gami I was told by Matsuzaki Sempai that this was the muscle group that is very important to Uechi Ryu. We were taught to use it to not only align and stabilize ourselves, but that if your shoulders are down that this is the muscle that thrusts and contracts back to kamai..
Bill Glasheen wrote:Kuma-de wrote:
Max, who are you referring to? Not me. I practice the 12 original Goju ryu kata, 22 Okinawan Shorin Ryu Kyudokan kata, and probably another 10 or so kata from other versions of Shorin ryu & Shito ryu. I have been posting on this forum many years.
You might want to wait there a second, Jim. I took Max to be speaking about the gentleman who did the original comparison in-between Uechi Sanchin and the sai.
Let's see what Max meant.
Under the video, a reply to a question about their push hands was this answer "None of the applications you see here are pre-arranged; it's a form of improvisation and reactions to what your partner is doing. We use Sanchin, Rokushu/Tensho and Naihanchin in this activity and they are interconnected by a series of push/pull techniques working on the six-gate principle and body mechanics."
I find that this answer is disingenuous b/c the "Rokushu" which is really 'Rokugoikkishu' was only an exercise that Miyagi Sensei based his Tensho kata upon. I have a short paper that I can send you about it.
Stevie B wrote:
Here is the way I think about the Rhomboid Muscle's as I'm puuling my elbow back to get ready to thrust..I realize we are carrying two conversations here.. But I thought that it was worth putting up.. And that is that I envision a Bow and arrow ( with the Rhomboid being the fingers drawing the string. I am sure that Bill is completely correct in the chest pushing the Nukite.. I just think of it that way.. Like the Rhomboid drawing the Bow to the proper extent and when the hold back is released, the elbow guiding the shaft past the ribs..Just the way I think about it.. Hope it helps someone envision..
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