Core Concepts of Kosho Ryu
We have been practicing and discussing concepts of Kosho Ryu. Especially how they apply to Kata. Our discussions are meant to challenge us to think differently.
The first of the concepts is moving in an elliptical motion rather that thinking in a circular motion. At first it does not sounds like much of a distinction. However, you may find that by elongating your circles, you will increase your power and flow.
For example, examine a simple Kata such as Pinan Shodan / Taikyoku, Basic Form 1, etc…
Do the first 2 motions in a block style. Step to the left, Low Block. Step and punch.
Now try the same 2 motions in an elliptical fashion. circle your arm towards you first and allow it to flow towards your opponent rather to the side. Allow that motion to pull your body forward into a rising punch rather than a thrust.
Make sure to allow the rest of your body to relax and allow the motion to happen.
Hopefully, you will feel the results!
Teacher of Kosho Ryu Kempo and Chi Ling Pai Kung Fu.