Kyoshi's Weekly Technique Bulletin: Oct. 6, 1997

Straight Wrist- while delivering a punch or block it is imperative to
maintain a straight wrist throughout the entire range of the technique.
Chamber (wind up)donot bend or contort the wrist , travel towards the
target and experience the impact of the contact sucessfully with maximum
force accomplished by the proper alignment of the hand, wrist and arm
throughout. Common error is i.e. shuto chambering for chu-dan-shuto-uke
the wrist bends, is weakened drastically, and straightens to its proper
position on or after contact, which may be in the middle of the range of
motion. Error is also seen in the travel of the punch towards the target
with the fist hanging limply on the arm and adjusting (straight wrist)
after contact. Use the mirror and also observe other deshi for examples.
Know what to do and do it. Dwell on the positive (correct alignment).
Babe Ruth was the Homerun King and also the strike out king. We are not
perfect everytime as evidenced by our occassional mistakes. We are
perfect at times, strive for perfection everytime in every move of every
kata you execute. Arigato, Kyoshi. Please post in the dojo.

click here for Kyoshi's Weekly Technique Bulletin: Sept. 16, 1997 on 'Timing'

click here for Kyoshi's Weekly Technique Bulletin: Sept. 23, 1997 on 'Gan-eyes'

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