Pause as a moving factor

Conscious and unconscious movement Moving around is part of the most enjoyable activities in humans life and when our movements stop, our life is also stopping. But sometimes we need a rest, sleeping, relaxing, ….. Taking a rest or relaxing is part of our movement and at first sight there is no outward movement. It […]

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 […]

Hakkei – From potential energy to kinetic power

Movement produces kinetic energy, which can be converted into power. Delivering power into the body of an opponent is not an easy task, it needs a special skill called “hakkei”. Hakkei (発勁), which literally means ‘release of power’, can generates power with minimal external body motion. Before  we can use hakkei we need to accumulate pressure […]