Karate Thoughts Blog


Contents   /   Email  /   Atom  /   RSS  /  

1650+ Posts... and Counting

Weight Placement and Pivoting -- Part 3

How you pivot is affected by your weight placement.

If your weight is on the balls of your feet, it is hard to pivot on your heels. If your weight is on your heels, it is hard to pivot on the balls of your feet.

Try it. In order to pivot (either way), you have to shift your weight first. This takes time and a skilled person can see your movement. It telegraphs your intentions.

And if you are going to pivot half-way on the ball and the rest on your heel (or vice versa), you have to shift your weight twice. This is even harder and more obvious.

So it is not simply a matter of pivoting one way or the other (or a combination). You also have to consider your weight placement.

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin