Sunday, 5 April 2015

Chiishi Exercise 1

This chiishi exercise is good for practicing the technique of shiboru, or "wringing," whilst also making sure one maintains a sound and correct posture when dropping deep into the shikodachi stance.  
Start by gripping the chiishi in both hands, with the thumbs facing forward.  Bring the chiishi up and over, and then turn it out towards the front. As the chiishi is extended forwards and outwards, keep the elbows tucked in.  Left and right hand positions are switched after alternating thrusts.
This exercise also helps in practicing the final nage, or throw, found at the end of the kata Sepai.

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