is a displacement that one uses quite naturally in Karate when one wants to approach or move away from the opponent without changing guard, a little like with Yori Ashi.
With the difference that this time, the back foot is not going to drag behind but will come " chase The front foot, hence its name: chased step.
Tsugi Ashi is very often used in combat because it allows while keeping the same guard to advance or retreat the length of a step.
It will serve either to retreat quickly following an attack or on the contrary to quickly return to the custody of the opponent to attack.
Decomposition of Tsugi Ashi:
We will take the example of Tsugi Ashi in position Zenkutsu Dachi and with a forward move, but moving Tsugi-Ashi can be used in all positions in one direction or the other.
As for Yori Ashi, we will start with push on the back leg which will have the effect of moving the body forward.
But unlike Yori-Ashi, one does not lift the front leg from the beginning of the trip, on the contrary, it is kept well anchored to the ground.
As the body moves forward, the entire weight of the body will be transferred to that front leg.
At the same time, we just put the back leg next to the front leg and we push again on the back leg, but this time by resting on it and slightly raising the front foot that is "pushed out" forward, which will allow the entire body to continue moving with acceleration.
Remember, in OizukiI told you
« You have to push once in each leg. The first time generates the displacement, the second time accelerates this movement and gives the technique. "
Well here the principle is the same except that you push twice in the same leg.
Both impulses must from the belly. These are vibrations that leave the Hara to go down in the back leg. You really have to have that feeling that you're moving with your belly as if it's him pulling you forward.
The upper body should stay straight, or rather, stable on the basin well flat, during the whole trip. You must not be unbalanced forwards or backwards, it is you who control your movement with your belly. Do not get carried away.
You will notice that when the back foot "hunt" the front foot, it is he who regains control of the body weight. There is an almost instantaneous transfer weight from one leg to the other.
Ago two successive thrusts of the back legbut the entire displacement must remain very fluidthere is no downtime, on the contrary, the displacement must be in perpetual acceleration to finish at full speed.
To gain speed, the important thing, and I will probably never repeat it enough, is to relax. You must let go to make the best use of your center of gravity without being hampered by parasitic voltages.
But I believe now that we have enough husked Tsugi Ashi and it's time to move to the locker room
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