Excerpt from FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS OF THE LOWER BODY:Center of Gravity(Weight)

If you transfer weight properly, the movement is solid. The fundamental is to keep the center of gravity in the center of the body. However, you must bear in mind constantly which side the weight is on when cutting a Mie, or posing, and when walking or passing from one movement to the next; you must constantly bear in mind how you transfer the weight. Remember the center of gravity moves with the lower abdomen and the hips. In Kamae, or Preparatory Poses, women often draw back one foot, and the weight is on that back foot. For men in the Soku Wari posture the center of gravity is in the pelvic region. This is the usual center of gravity.
(page 86)

Take care in the transfer of weight

Consider whether the leg moves forwad while the weight remains where it originally was, or whether the weight transfers to the forward foot as it moves forward.


Usual center of Gravity
Leaning to the right

Usual center of Gravity
When performing Hiki wari

Forward center of Gravity
When performing Slide Step

Rear center of Gravity
Musume role Kamae


Usual center of Gravity example

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