Hello and welcome
Today we talk about Fudo dachi, the so-called “immovable stance”. Already by name, you can tell Fudo dachi is a very
stable position. The length corresponds to that of Zenkutsu dachi
and also the width. The weight distribution is slightly different. The body weight is distributed half
on the front foot and half on the back foot. Shoulder width and angled at the front, like
at Zenkutsu dachi, the front leg is perpendicular to the ground (90 °). The back leg is angled. That shifts the weight a bit
behind, the distribution is 50%. (50/50) Important is the rear foot
is directed diagonally forward, so the knee is not too far out,
but is directed forward. Finally, Fudo dachi is an attack position
and we act forward and therefore the body should be directed forward. Fudo dachi is suitable in combination with Zenkutsu
dachi for defense and counter techniques. For example, one can block dachi in Fudo
and by stretching the back leg We can bring the body weight forward
and stand in Zenkutsu dachi again. The hip rotation is of course ideal. The body weight shifts forward,
the power is thereby increased. A small hint. To check the back leg. For an exercise: Take the fudo dachi
you do not change anything, you just move the front foot slightly
inwards and turns the hips like one wants to do Kiba dachi. If its not possible to do Kiba dachi,
because the knee is bent too far in, then the fudo dachi is alright. If I have the fudo dachi too open – me
turn the front foot as before – then Can I get into a reasonably good Kiba dachi (in the knee area). Then the Fudo dachi is not turned far enough to the front, but too open – my energy is lost. And not forward It is a very small difference. This exercise is a good way to test when
the fudo dachi is fine and when it is too open. That’s it for today. Thank you and see you next time.

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