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"Off-balance is the fundamental principle of aikido and judo."
I'm sure that you've heard something like that before. Well, it's partially true - perhaps even mostly true. Kuzushi plays a large role in aikido and judo. I probably wouldn't call it the single most important basis of these arts, but still indispensable. Without kuzushi, smaller players would have virtually no hope against larger players and the two arts would be unidentifiable, but there are a lot of fundamental elements that you need to get in order before you start worrying a lot about kuzushi. That will be part of the subject of this month's principle theme at Mokuren Dojo.
July is Kuzushi Month!
Stay tuned for some good posts on the role of offbalancing in aikido, judo, and even karate.
Patrick Parker, is a Christian, husband, father, judo and aikido teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 601.248.7282