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SCIENCE OF KARATE: VERTICAL SLINGSHOT

The process of learning karate techniques has always meant, to me, uncovering their true nature and looking for a “magic” hidden deep inside them. I was trying to find something that reflects their fundamental nature, the perfect movement’s formula. Years of study (I must admit to be very lucky having access to top world class instruction) and self- search brought me to the point of realization that internal and external aspects of movement are inseparable if not dependent on each other. And although in an evolved technique KI energy does take the leadership the ability for efficient use of muscles remains crucial.

 

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Yin&Yang in karate

In karate technique the course an energy takes along the body while executing the technique determines the character of force being produced – and this very aspect of change in movement’s internal shape will be the main subject of present article. Although yin and yang aspect of karate reaches out well beyond purely technical matter, in this work we are going to focus on its’ practical dimension by watching two contrary forces unite in motion. The discourse will also be narrowed down mostly to the study of the lower part of the body with help of a few simple examples to illustrate the nature of the process.

 

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General concepts of karate stances

The proper stance is a foundation of karate technique. It’s a prerequisite for synergistic effect of mental focus, breathing action and muscular contraction increasing and peaking simultaneously. Karate stance is a framework for the energy circulating between the body, the ground and the target. Respectively, the purpose of each stance is to make this framework fully effective by: - allowing full activation of all body segments - supporting individual technique through utilizing that activation by applying combined forces in certain direction and in specific way (determined by the stance used). Although there are many different factors responsible for each stance’s efficiency I am mostly going to focus on the energetic aspect of a stance with addition of some elements of anatomical nature.

 

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