BruceP wrote:klonk wrote:Thank you for the good wishes and advice! A few thoughts going forward:
[*]The advice about pole weapons seems good--I've long found that the best way to connect hands and belly. I have a long staff but have not gotten outdoors to use it--the weather has been horridly cold.
Hey, klonk. I should have been more descriptive, maybe. I was suggesting an exercise that has you holding the implement as you would a sword. Switching hands from front to rear and such.
Was also going to suggest making a practice 'bow' from a 5.5' - 6' length of 3/4" cpvc plumbing tubing and a bootlace, or whatever, so you can work your draw.
Oh. I get it now. Sword and bow are surely definitive of how warriors use the midsection. Good thinking! (I'm not doing much of that at the present. )