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Basic Posture

These are the steps we tell students in our dojo to take to assume the basic posture for Karate training:

  1. Slightly tuck your chin.
  2. Lower your shoulders.
  3. Squeeze your lats.
  4. Tuck your koshi.
  5. Slightly bend your knees.
You would be surprised at how many mistakes can be eliminated by practicing the above. In addition, the correct posture activates your core allowing you to use "whole body" mechanics. I have an article on this subject in the current issue of Classical Fighting Arts.

See Basic Posture 2.


Charles C. Goodin