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Fast Hands, Fast Feet

My good friend and senior Professor Kimo Ferreira says that hands appear to move much faster when they are in front of your face. Hands a few inches from your face seem to move much faster than hands moving two feet away.

My son, Christopher, a Kendo student, says that one of the secrets to fast footwork is to take small steps. Small steps are faster and also require smaller shifts of your center of gravity. This leads to greater stability as well as speed.


Charles C. Goodin