Watch the proper form and bunkai application of the tetsui-uchi [hammer strike] by Master shinjo...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsDtQREA ... re=related
Why does he lift up the hammer fist before the strike?
Here is Master Mattson's Seisan...beautifully done.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE0mkgZtE5o
Why does he also lift up the hammer fist before the strike?
Why so many others we see...hold the hammer fist close to the right shoulder, in a lowered position, before the strike?
Now watch the kakushiken strike in a beautiful kata by master Shinjohttp://youtube.ng/watch?v=2vgoipt5Es0&feature=related
Watch the height of the 'windup' before the strike.
While at Master Gushi's seminar in Joe Graziano's dojo...with Mark Breslford and his wife present...I asked ...through Mark's wife...Master Gushi how the movement should be done as to height...
His reply was..."you must go over the mountain before coming down with the strike" ...
What was Master Gushi implying?