Today, I would like to mention something that I had already mentioned in an earlier article.
The concept of "Neige" corresponds, in fact, to a leakage of a body part compared to the technique.
I would like us to talk about it in more detail because a debate is launched on the internet on this subject. I would like to give you some details.
I give you examples to better understand using Gedan Barai, Oï Zuki and Mae Geri in the video at the end of this article.
If you have not read my previous article, here it is: "Rotate on the heels, to avoid" Snowy ".
"Negative" does not mean: rotation on the heels but: leaking backwards. From the moment you have a part of the body that goes to the opposite of the technique, we have what is called "Nigé". This means that in your technique you have less strength because you only have the rotation of your hips.
Born in Kata
In the Kata, if you turn on your heels as the elders say, your body weight will advance. All parts of your body go in the direction of the technique. You do not have receding parts. This is interesting because you add the translation of your center of gravity to your rotation and you have more power.
I remind you that Katas are forms of learning, which are used to learn and feel the energy.
Do not put aside this way on the pretext that it would never be used in combat.
Some Karateka tell me that during fights, you never turn on your heels. This is to be verified, because it is not easy to see.
One can also explain the fact that some turn either on the tips or on the heels, according to their Bunkai. But, it does not prevent that at the beginning, in the Kata, you had to turn on the heels and not on the point. Otherwise, there is the "Nigated". After everyone does as he pleases. I do not deny that I, three or four years ago, was shooting on the tips, because I did what most people did. It is by meeting Sensei Jhonny Gence, who explained to me this notion of "Nigé". Since then, I have been used to turning on my heels in my Katas. And suddenly, I find that I have much more power and efficiency in my techniques.
Take the test
That's my opinion on the question and obviously it's up to you to choose but do it after having tested this way of doing things. Try, experience, train, and after you choose what you want, but do it to feel that movement. You will see that after, even in the classic techniques, you will have a lot more tendency to come crush and hit the ground with your heel. And that's what you have to do because it's very important in karate.
Watch the video below, with some examples using Gedan Barai and Mae Geri, you will understand even better.
I hope you enjoyed this article and that the concept of "Nige" is clearer to you.
Tell me what you think in the comments.
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