It's been 20 years since I read Five Rings, LOL.
Originally Posted by CapnMunchh
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.
I imagine the concept(s) are fundamental to any sort of h2h/weapon in hand fighting, regardless of culture.
Originally Posted by Permalost
Falling for Judo since 1980
"You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS
Defending is attacking. You are positioning yourself for a counter.
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.
This is just standard kendo. The cut and the landing of the front foot happen at the same time.
Originally Posted by baby_cart
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