Focus on Koshi, 腰

For July we will be focusing on Koshi, 腰.  Many of you that have been training for any period of time will note that we seem to talk about this “all the time” but it pervades everything we do. The use of Koshi makes all of our techniques more efficient, more powerful.  Even the uninitiated observer will note that techniques look crisper and more powerful with the proper use of Koshi.  This can be easy to see but very difficult to implement.  It took me many years to even become aware of the use, and I am still drilled on using this more efficiently and consistently.  It is my hope that current students pick this up far faster than I did.