Taïkyoku Nidan: The root cause strickes back
The title of the article probably evokes the second part of the Star Wars Trilogy.
Do not see a cause-and-effect link, it's just a bit of humour from me
We could, however, make some comparisons because even though 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 a way of life and a method of defense among others, do not forget that the term "martial" is derived from the Latin name "Mars" which means "the brave And who designates the god of war of Roman mythology.
« Star Wars", Meaning star wars (or rather" wars of the star ", for purists!), It does not take long for my mind sometimes tortuous (yes, if: D !!!) to make the link between karate do and the fighting (often beautiful for that matter!) of our favorite Jedi.
If we search Wikipedia a little bit, we also learn that the word " Jedi Would come from Japanese "jidaigeki" which refers to a film whose action takes place in the medieval Japanese era, 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 igniting, 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 upward, you'll be careful to keep your shoulder well locked down during your Tsuki by contraction of the muscles under the armpits.
This is very important, because if your shoulder lifts, the return energy of the impact will not be able to circulate correctly between the fist and the ground and will be scattered at the level of the shoulder, rendering much less effective your technique and risk of causing more or less serious injuries in the shoulder joint. It's about keeping a good body or body connection.
Here, I let you now discover the video I prepared for you from Taikyoku Nidan. We will see again the connection of the shoulder during Tsuki Jodan.
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 saga Taikyoku, it interests me!
See you soon (... for the return of the Jedi ;-))
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