Taïkyoku Nidan: The root cause strickes back
The title of the article probably reminds you of the second part of the Star Wars Trilogy.
Above all, do not see a cause and effect link, it's just a bit of humour from me 😉 but ...
We could however make some connections there because even if we often consider Karate do as the way of the empty hand in the sense of “empty of all bad intentions”, and even if Master Funakoshi taught that there is no offensive action in karate do (" Karate-do ni feel nashi "), We must not forget that Karate is originally a war art.
Indeed, even if a martial art is often perceived as an art of living and a method of defense among others, let us not forget that the term "martial" is derived from the Latin name "Mars" which means "the brave. ”And which designates the god of war of Roman mythology.
"Star Wars“, Meaning star wars (or rather“ star wars ”, for purists!), It doesn't take long for my sometimes tortuous mind (yes, yes: D !!!) to make the connection between Karate do and the fights (often magnificent indeed!) of our favorite Jedi.
If we dig a little into Wikipedia, we also learn that the word " Jedi Would come from Japanese "jidaigeki" which designates a film whose action takes place in medieval Japanese times, which would make a new point in common with our martial art.
And when I look at the photo of Yoda master above, I can not help but think of the mental connection that Sensei Gence taught us
Okay, I'm on fire, but still ...
Go ahead I'll stop and I'll talk to you about Taïkyoku Nidan:
We have seen previously the first of the series, Taïkyoku Shodan.
We will now study Taikyoku Nidan, which was also created by Master Funakoshi (father or son, we do not know too much!) For a purpose without doubt educational.
Taïkyoku Nidan looks a lot like Taïkyoku Shodan because the embusen and the techniques are identical.
Only the height of the Oi-zuki is different and is at the Jodan level (high), otherwise the kata is identical.
The Tsuki being at the Jodan level, the placement of the shoulder is much more delicate than for Tsuki Chudan. So even if your fist is pointing upwards, you will be careful to keep a well locked shoulder down during your Tsuki by contracting the muscles under the armpits.
This is very important, because if your shoulder lifts up, the return energy of the impact will not be able to flow properly between the fist and the ground and will be scattered around the shoulder, making your technique much less effective and risking more or less serious injuries in the shoulder joint. It is about maintaining a good body or body connection.
Here, I let you now discover the video that I prepared for you of Taïkyoku Nidan. We will see the connection of the shoulder during Tsuki Jodan again.
Of course, I advise you to warm up thanks to the advice that I give you in my book, the ABC of warm-ups, which you can download for free.
Leave me a comment below and give me your opinion on this second part of the Taïkyoku saga, that interests me !!!
See you soon (... for the return of the Jedi ;-))
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