Hello all. Read the inside/outside thread, and another question popped into my head about this theme, but from a different ''angle'':-) When you do sanbon or gohon kumite, do the attacker place their foot on the inside or outside of the defenders foot or do you alternate by every step(i.e inside on first step, outside on the next and so on)to keep the line? And also, WHY do you choose this solution? Or maybe, do you line your foot in front of the opponent, knee to knee? I guess, if it's all outside the zenkutsu stance will be very wide for the attacker and vice versa if it is on the inside.. Any tips or inputs much appreciated
Wouldn't knee to knee get the attacker to be too far from the receiver, if you want to get a hit from your oizuki? On average, the forearm are just a little bit (20-30 cm?) longer than the zenkutsudachi, so I guess the defender have to bend at the waist to get the block correctly applied.. I don't know, but sure do want to keep my form, especially at the beginning, doing these forms of kumite..
It is close, I had a quick look about on utube as i'm not sure of the officially correct way of doing it. I saw both inside and outside.
Thinking more about it, if you both stand facing and the attacker moves back into Zenkutsu Dachi then his/her rear foot will be out wider, as he steps forward this foot will then be on the outside of the defenders foot as this doesn't move. The problem comes on the next step which will go inside as they will both be slightly staggered unless there is a correction. I saw this clearly on one of the clips.