Article “On the use of the waist”

The breath, body, fist (or kick) should be matched at the same time. This is called “Ki Ken Tai no ituchi” in Japanese. “Ituchi” means match or coincidence. Your inhalation or exhalation can make power, movement and rhythm but the stomach is really part of the source that produces everything. The breath work is just like a wave on the ocean that shows various phenomenons. Techniques are the expression of the breath.”

in On the use of the waist
By Master Kawanabe

Read more in On the use of the waist (pdf version)



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