Muchi mitai Ni – 鞭みたいに – Like a whip – Mike Chinadi

Whip-like movements in Okinawa Goju are Furitsuki and Furigeri for example. However, this characteristic of Goju Ryu is also seen in Tsuki waza such as Chuden Zuki. As apart of Chin Kuchi Kakin when the fist is reaches it’s maximum and/or makes impact, the tightening and release create a snap. What is important to understand ‘like a whip’ or another example is the elastic string of a paddleball, the muscles are relaxed and tighten only when reaching the target. While the end of the whip travels, the lash remains relaxed until it reaches full length. Then it tenses before returning to a relax state.

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