Martial Arts Atemi Recovery

A shuto to the neck, followed by a boshiken to the ribs, slipping past my kamae, I was sent backwards...

In our martial arts practice, with uke and tori, the one receiving the technique is also experiencing the other side of it.

In the case of getting hit, it is a chance to work on recovering form and posture, a chance to regain distance and balance. 

Although this is not always easy to do, and sometimes is impossible- but it is an important practice.

As one gets hit and is moved back, what is the best way to return to kamae?

Get the back straight and in alignment with the shoulders and neck.

Legs in balance under the hips.

Arms and hands up in a defensive posture.

Recover as quickly as possible, ready for the next strike.

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Located in Westchester New York, the Bujinkan Shinmyoken Dojo is a martial arts training group founded in 2005 with the aim of coming together as martial arts friends to study the Japanese martial art of Masaaki Hatsumi through the lessons of the Bujinkan dojo.

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