Bending the knees

Bending the knees is not always bending the knees. Keep in mind, ‘bend your knees’ means having the ankles and hips in the correct position as well. If the knees were bent but the hips are not pushed back/down and the ankles are not properly flexed, then bending your knees might not be a good […]

A ring of power

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” Tolkien – 1954 – The Lord of the Rings It is silly to think we can control our movements by just using one virtual ring in the body. Our physical behaviour is […]

Opposing isometric forces

The human body as a movement construction is used by most of the people in a very inefficient way. The body and mind are full of tension and this creates during a movement action sometimes a non-movement situation: a frozen action. People think this can be resolved by relaxing the body and mind. Unfortunately relaxation […]

Power management

Relax, relax more…..drop shoulders….. This is often heard in the dojo, but in most cases the student doesn’t know how to release the excessive tension of the muscles. The word is there, but the body doesn’t understand the action. Taikan or bodily feeling or sensation has to be improved before we can start with releasing […]