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  • is this guy's footwork acceptable?

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...297230&q=kendo

    look at the tall guy's footwork during fumikomi. His lifts his left leg pretty high off the ground. He's quick, but the footwork looks ugly to me.

    anyone have a take on that?

  • #2
    Yeh, thats a bad habit, or maybe he is just doing it for the tournament, because by leaning his body foward he can get a faster Men, but it is very off balanced and weak. Thats not something you should do.

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    • #3
      BTW, who won that match? I didnt see any points given, even though it seems like the tall guy had that realy nice katsugi Men but they didnt give it to him.

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      • #4
        I was at that tournament and that was a good match. Both players (I think both yondan) are better than me so I have no comment.

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        • #5
          eeks!! same problem as mine, though i do it because i can't reach men. still, sensei says i should eliminate it cause i'm not moving forward, instead i just go up when i do it.

          ~taganahan

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          • #6
            I guess I should have taken Ignats approach....next time.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ignatz
              I was at that tournament and that was a good match. Both players (I think both yondan) are better than me so I have no comment.
              yeah, I mean I'm not saying they're bad, but that one thing really bothered me.

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              • #8
                I think both their kamae and footwork suck for yondan.

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                • #9
                  I thought everything was good except for that left leg kick. Which my sensie tells us not to do. Also, the superman Men. Not good for the lower back.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tantadi
                    I think both their kamae and footwork suck for yondan.
                    Wow, don't hold back, tell us what you really think.
                    BTW the guy won. The girl is a very strong player though so he had to be very wary about getting too close and attacked from quite a distance which might account for the foot thing.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ignatz
                      The girl is a very strong player though so he had to be very wary about getting too close and attacked from quite a distance which might account for the foot thing.
                      This discussion and the video is a good example of proper behavior of a player who is a foot taller and probably 50+ pounds heavier fighting with a smaller opponent. You don't see a freight train attempt to hit men and run over the opponent.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ignatz
                        Wow, don't hold back, tell us what you really think.
                        BTW the guy won. The girl is a very strong player though so he had to be very wary about getting too close and attacked from quite a distance which might account for the foot thing.
                        It was straight from the heart, I will not say which grade I thought they had initially...

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                        • #13
                          I've seen MUCH worse for 4dan. They actually both look ok to me. The tall guy has a bit of Jp. High school kendo in him so thats prolly why he leans forward that much.

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                          • #14
                            I see a lot of bend in the guy's left leg, but.. this is shiai and I've seen quite a bit of anomolies in that context..

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                            • #15
                              So all of you think her kamae is good?? Nothing wrong with it?

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