Sunday, 25 January 2015

Tai Sabaki 3 - Higaonna Sensei: Basic Blocking and Tai Sabaki

Here is more on tai sabaki in Goju Ryu karate by Morio Higaonna Sensei.  From 10:44 there is are great examples of tai sabaki using the hips. The motion of the body itself becomes a part of, and foundation for, the block. 
In the kind of training in pairs shown around 14:37, it is essential to wait for the opponent to start the kick or other attack, then quickly react and change position. 

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