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Michael Hodge
Michael Hodge
Too busy lookin' good.
Last Activity: Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Joined: 14th March 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
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  • Michael Hodge
    replied to Koryu origins of seitei iai
    Most likely. I mean, there's just about everything tossed in there as it is -- tsuka strikes, nukitiskes, several variations of nukiuchi and plenty of examples of makko cuts; three versions of chiburi/chinugui within the first four kata alone; parries, thrusts and scenarios that account for each of...
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  • Michael Hodge
    replied to Koryu origins of seitei iai
    Bump.

    I reckon two scenarios here, the first more plausible than the second:

    First, additional kata won't be added. I figure this to be the case because each set seems to have a sort of "finishing technique" that you'd often find placed at the end of a demo. In...
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  • Michael Hodge
    replied to Purpose of kiai
    I reckon the kiai makes it easier to force one's core muscles to tighten, ensuring the strike is done with the hips. I mean, we already do this to some degree in our arts when we strike with a simple exhalation. Aside from that, a well-timed kiai would also be a great way to unsettle the opponent, causing...
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