Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

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Technique of the Week (April 3rd, 2006)

Emiliano Mazlen, Shihan

Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Dojo

Boston, MA
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Stepping Forward

In most of our moves, only one foot steps to a new position. The other foot
generally pivots to a new angle but rarely moves to a new spot. This way of
stepping yields stronger foundation in transition because we usually have
one foot solidly on the ground. In addition, this footwork is simple (not
“fancy”) and, thus, in keeping with Shorin-Ryu’s general emphasis on natural
movement. There are exceptions, but they are rare.

Keep stepping forward.

Domo arigato gozaimasu to all.
Emiliano Mazlen