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Seme and Footwork

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Text forwarded from Marleen's Facebook:
Sato Sensei, Kitamoto 2014 
Utsunomiya sensei & Sakimoto San, Tokyo 2014 

I asked Sato sensei after Farewell Party @ Kitamoto Camp a question about Seme. I said, "Sensei, is there anyway we could train to make stronger Seme?" Sato snesei gently held my hand and told me,  "NO. strong Seme comes from good Suri-ashi".
One day later, I had the honor to obtain Mutsumi Utsunomiya sensei's instruction. He showed me how it works. Since then, footwork means more to me.

我在北本外國劍道指導者夏令營最後一個晚上,問了佐藤老師一個盤據在我心裡很久的問題。我問:「老師,有什麼方法可以訓練出很強的『攻』?」老師溫和地拉起我的右手拍一拍並說: 「沒有這樣的方法。在劍道裡有效的『攻』來自於腳步...  放鬆妳的手跟肩膀,練習腳步是唯一的方法」
二天之後,我有幸可以得到宇都宮老師的指導練習。他充分展示了如何運用腳步進的攻法。 從此,「腳步」對於我有了全新的意義。

Some following conversation on Facebook ...

Utsunomiya 
Important point is not breaking down kamae, any time.
But in fact, it is very difficult.
 · 5 October at 22:14


Marleen
Dear sensei, I couldn't agree with you any more about "not breaking down kamae any time". 
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