How does a relaxed arm create kuzushi (breaking balance) on contact with uke? If your arm is relaxed, how do you move from center and affect uke? The answer is that it can’t, for most people. Muscular tension can do it, but it’s slow, lacks power, telegraphs intent, fatigues faster and there’s no clean connection with hara.
A better way? Pull silk. Read more about it in this post on our Budo Tanren Facebook page.
If you want to get some hands on and feel this unusual skill, drop by our Budo Tanren class on Thursday nights.