WHAT IS THE CENTRELINE IN MARTIAL ARTS?
The centreline is one of the most important concepts in the martial arts. People use it and are aware of it even if they don't realize. There are actually three separate centrelines and each one has its importance.
MIDDLE CENTRELINE - This line runs right down the front of your body and it's the line along which many of your vital organs are located
MOTHERLINE - This line runs right down the middle of your body and is responsible for your balance. Leaning too far forward, backward, or sideways will compromise this. You must always by balanced even if your weight is not evenly distributed.
CENTRAL LINE - This line runs from your lead shoulder towards your opponent. In your fighting stance, we are often angled slightly. However we don't want to be angled so much that we are completely bladed to the opponent and our hands can't touch each other. When you're angled to the opponent and the hands are still able to touch each other, THAT is the central line.
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