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Posture Breakthroughs

OK, sometimes big things are little things.  My breakthroughs in posture were little things, but were very big to me and my Karate training.  Here they are:

1.  When you lower your shoulders, you do not just lower then straight down, you also rotate them forward slightly.

2.  When you tuck your koshi, you tuck it "under," not forward.

The forward/downward rotation of the shoulders and the tuck under rotation of the koshi, combined with the squeezing of the lats, creates a compression in the core of the body and stomach area.  Karate basically involves directing this compression/power in the desired direction through a desired technique(s).

Again, sometimes big things are little things, and sometimes little things are big things.


Charles C. Goodin