Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A.
Thought For The Week

"Efficiency"

By David Baker, Denshi/Shihan - Midtown Karate Dojo

Shorin-ryu techniques are inherently efficient. Done correctly, there is no wasted motion. Most techniques require that the limb moves from "Point A" to "Point B" in a straight line. The foot does not circle on the floor as in Goju-ryu nor does the hand circle in the air as in Gong-fu.

Technique mistakes are primarily a result of added, wasteful motion and tension.

Life lived well is also done efficiently without added, wasteful motion and tension.

Arigato,
David Baker

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