I came across a potential mismatch between theory and practice in Taisabaki 3 and 4 last weekend and took some photographs to figure it out.
The basic point is that Taisabaki #3 (hidari) is a shift to the left, so that you are offside to the opponent but still within the same range (maai
). Taisabaki #4 (migi) is a shift to the right to achieve the same but
may not put you within the same range.
Here is Taisabaki #3, with a drawing of foot positions before and… Continue