Spinal Alignment – The Real Lesson From The Karate Kid!

In most traditional martial arts the spinal alignment is maintained in a straight upright position.  But despite telling students over and over again, Mr Miyagi from 2nd Karate Kid filmmany of them still tend to lean forward.  In the video below, I hope to provide a demonstration of why keeping the back straight and upright helps techniques to flow more easily, fluidly and efficiently!

If you’re an instructor, it could be a good way to teach your own students.

Ironically, it involves using a small drum on a stick, the same as in the second of the original Karate Kid films.  These little toys provide a great metaphor for teaching technique!




Multiply your effectiveness with more impact for less effort and where to hit for best effect.
Bonus: Historical look at Bassai Dai, one of Karate’s most pivotal katas




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