kung fu moves · 09/05/2023

Judo – The movement of the body

Basic movements of wrestling (3)

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Body movements:

In order to make the opponent’s posture unstable, moving one’s body back and forth, changing direction, disrupting the opponent’s balance, and other favorable postures in order to fall the opponent are called “body movements”.

The basic maneuvering movements are moving forward, “moving backward”, “turning forward”, “turning backward”, etc. (Figure 5).

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(1) Right (left) forward swing action (turn 90°).

From standing naturally, move the right (left) foot forward about a foot long and turn the toe to the left. At the same time, step on the position where the right foot is on the right foot and turn 90° to the left (right). Figure 5 of 1.

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(2) Left (right) foot swing backwards.

Take a step back from the left foot to the right foot while turning 90° to the left (right). Figure 5 of 2.

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(3) Step forward with your right (left) foot and turn around.

Start with the natural standing posture, step the right (left) foot in front of the left (right) foot, turn and move 180° to become a natural standing, as shown in Figure 5 of 3.

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(4) Left (right) foot back and turn.

The natural standing posture begins, with the right (left) foot as the axis, and the left (right) foot retreats back while turning 180° into the natural body posture. Figure 5 of 4.

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Points to note in guidance:

(1) It is not just the movement of the footsteps, but the movement of the body as a whole.

(2) The rotation of the body is centered on the base of the thumb of the foot, and the action of “twisting” is done.

(3) Since this movement is closely related to the “collapse” movement, you should use your brain to make a beautiful “crash” action and do body movement at the same time.

(4) Beginners start from the movement of the body, and gradually combine the movement of the body with the movement of the body and the movement of “collapse”.

(Compiled by Wang Qianpei and proofread by Li Shixin)