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hips or the arm,,,chicken or the egg

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:25 pm
by hoshin
Hi all,
hope this question is of interest and deserving an answer. its just something i have been mulling over for the last 20 years. i have always thought of the hips as the booster jets on the side of the space shuttle to help it gain speed at the lift off. IE, the hips start the action and theoreticly push the arm and smaller muscles from behind. then the arm engages to continue the action. my old sensei thinks differently. i was hoping to hear what Art thinks and could explain his views on this very fine timing. is there a better way?


PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:11 pm
by Bill Bauknecht
Hi Steve,
The hips most definitely have a lot to do with the torquing action I speak of. However, you also heard me talk about keeping everything in one piece. In order to hit with stopping power, the strike must be delivered in one piece. I have spoken about that "one" piece many many times. Until it is seen, sometimes it is very hard to imagine. As far as there being a better way to hit?? I can't think of one. Hopefully, in the upcoming segments, this will be more clearly defined. Thanks for your interest.