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Weight Placement and Pivoting -- Part 9

One thing about dropping the weight -- it is not necessary to "drop" very far in order to bound or float. Whether you drop an inch or a foot (12 inches), the reduction in weight is the same (as long as the speed of the drop is the same).

The more skilled one becomes at it, the smaller the "drop." That is why it is so hard to observe this in advanced students and instructors. The drop is not obvious, particularly when it is integrated with horizontal movement, body shifting, and koshi dynamics. Advanced students and instructors can drop with little more than a flex of their knees.


Charles C. Goodin