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Ed Ladnar wrote:Isn't moving the kua equivalent to adding different "vectors of power"?
Ed Ladnar wrote:Because your joints move as rotating bows, you can create a lot of different "vectors" of force, right?
Ed Ladnar wrote:Would you say that the separation of complimentary and contradictory movements is creating yin and yang?
It can beCan you describe what is a complementary vs contradictory movement?
Ed Ladnar wrote:A good distinction between moving without kua and moving with kua around 0:22?
Ed Ladnar wrote:I like the first video better. You don't think the guy in the first video is moving his femoral heads in the sockets?
littlepanda wrote:In the first video you posted the guy is definitely moving his femoral heads in the sockets but the movement is initiated from the waist rather from the kua. Whereas in the second video the movement starts from the kua.
The demonstrator is moving to his own left over and over. What is his right kua doing?
How does it make mechanical advantage?
I would ask/prefer, that the people who have trained with me didn't answer this.
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