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Do you think of that dark unspoken area between kata movements as unimportant or just a position to pass through on your way to some more blocking, punching, or kicking? Snap out of it! How strong is a chain if all the parts that link it together are weak? I think I've made my point.
That same strength that you feel in the blocking, punching, or kicking part of the kata is the same power that you should feel passing through another series of movements. If you can do the power kata, then you should be able to incorporate what this power manual is trying to get you to do.
2Green wrote:Stryke I agree about freefighting, but the whole point of the exercise IMO should be to train the defender to use their long-learned techniques in ( as close to) ACTUAL applications as possible: RATHER than abandoning them in the heat of the moment.
2Green wrote:Of course the BIG PREMISE here is that Uechi can deal with all attacks...
2Green wrote:And I confess that while we address anti-grappling techniques, I'm sure a good grappler could add many more pages to the Uechi book.
In a sparring scenario this would ( and did) once again invoke the "freestyle flail". In real life it would have spelled disaster for the defender.
Mills75 wrote:will allow their center of gravity to rise. sanchin teaches you to lower your center not raise it, and this should be done with out thinking about it but should happen naturally
I like what Sochin said above:
In my view with all due respect I see this as kind of a non issue. I feel you'd move from sanchin just as you stand in sanchin. you wouldn't move forward leaning over and being high in the chest like westerners do. You'd move from the hara or center while keeping low and aligned as sanchin teaches us.
new people lean over forward and are high. People who study longer learn to stay low and rooted and centered as sanchin teaches us.
so to me it's move and stand the same way..the sanchin way.
Mills75 wrote:I feel it all goes to show how much time and effort the founders put into the style of Uechi. Even Musubi dachi is brilliant cause with the feet positioned in this manner we are ready to go in any direction without being off balanced like we would be unbalanced standing with our feet together and facing forward.
Even starting off we are positioned in an athletic fashion ready for whatever comes our way from any direction it may come. Brilliant style from top to bottom and I love it!
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