Zanshin

Zanshin is the physical and mental state of increased awareness and attention, especially at the end of a technique.

This state is kept during the whole exercise with a partner - in particular during exams. From a budo perspective uke never ceases to be a threat, so that tori cannot afford to be unattentive.

An outward signs of zanshin usually is to always face the partner and turn towards him.

A comprehensive collection of instructive videos is available under Media > Basic Forms.

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