Thread: Single Beat?
2/04/2014 12:50pm, #11
My remarks were general in nature and could apply to anything. Go no sen for example is basically counterattack, in Judo, would be a counter throw (for example) in reaction to an attack.
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2/04/2014 2:34pm, #12
Defending is attacking. You are positioning yourself for a counter.Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
2/10/2014 3:45pm, #13
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Kendoka Kenji Tokitsu had an interesting approach to it. In essence, he wrote that a single step from kamae is one beat. The switching from the on guard position/chudan/seigan to the point of maximum potential(loading up the swing) equals one beat. From there to the point of contact is one beat. He noticed some kendoka do a cut by taking a step=swing upwards, rear foot follows=do the cut. His interpretation is that the moment your lead foot contacts the ground(taken a step), the cut must be finished already. Take it for what's it worth.
2/10/2014 7:03pm, #14