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krftsman said in June 2nd, 2006 at 2:08 am

specifics on the kata details man… specifics!

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dante8 said in June 2nd, 2006 at 8:25 am

* I need to get lower in my stance, settle down into it, and take my time on the slow movements.

Bassai Dai:
* U punches done in front stance completely upgright.
* Angle of U punches are stomach and chest, the lower one angled up and the upper one angled down.
* As you step down from the double rising block your back foot slides up, and when the punch comes the back heel plants and you don’t slide.

* The fourth technique (looks like a ridgehand) is actually a downward hooking block with the back of the hand.
* The palm heel strikes are done with arms slightly bent, but not to the degree at which we were previously doing them.
* There is no snap to the mountain posture parts. The torso does the snap, the arms stay in place.
* Crossing the arms before the staff-catching portion is crossed at the elbows and is a slow withdrawal, with the right foot coming back as you come up.
* Both the twisting of the hands and the no-twist sliding of the hands application is correct when doing the “grasping the staff and pulling it away” section of the kata.
* As we previously knew, the pacing of the rising blocks at the end is 1, 2-3, 4. We were reminded to reach sharply in the opposite direction heading into block #3.

That’s all I can remember right now.

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