The Simplified Physical Components of Karate Techniques:
Maintaining body alignment perpendicular to the floor allows for the best body control while stationary or moving. This alignment is also necessary to create the greatest floor pressure during Kime.
Stance is our connection to the floor. It provides us with stability and mobility so we can create and transfer momentum while resisting opposing forces.
We create momentum with one (or more) of these skeletal movements:
- Body Shifting (center of gravity movement)
By not allowing our body to fragment and dissipate energy (momentum) in different directions, we can direct and concentrate our efforts towards the most powerful result.