FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 112 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Rsv1441, sifurichard, Georgia, julio, josh123
23110 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
John78 2
GF54 2
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
New Topics
Anybody here involved in WW2 Based Combatives?
by GF54
04/18/17 10:42 PM
Iaido organizations
by John78
04/02/17 05:41 PM
Shotokan vs Shito Ryu
by John78
04/03/15 09:14 PM
Recent Posts
Anybody here involved in WW2 Based Combatives?
by GF54
04/22/17 07:59 PM
Shotokan vs Shito Ryu
by John78
04/02/17 05:56 PM
Iaido organizations
by John78
04/02/17 05:41 PM
Forum Stats
23110 Members
36 Forums
35677 Topics
432705 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#185730 - 09/13/05 10:58 PM pelvis tilting
zapper Offline

Registered: 01/17/05
Posts: 42
what does it mean to tilt your pelvis forward when doing a side split?
Stopa fight before it happens

#185731 - 09/13/05 11:56 PM Re: pelvis tilting [Re: zapper]
butterfly Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 3012
Loc: Torrance, CA
I am unsure of what you mean during a side split, but if you take the description and apply it to a side kick you are basically dividing the energy of the kick with an improper angle.

If you were to do a side kick, the alignment should be in a direct line from heel of supporting leg, to shoulder, to hip, and finally to heel of kicking foot.

If you tilt the hip forward to accomodate the kick, your alignment is off and thus less power is focused int the kick but distributed to the forward tilt of the hip.

This generally means that you still lack flexibility and are compensating for the stretch of the leg by moving the hip, and thus the torso, forward.

I am unsure if this is what you are sort of describing, but hope it helps.


#185732 - 09/14/05 03:06 AM Re: pelvis tilting [Re: zapper]
Supremor Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK
I think you are referring to the advice given by many MAists lke Thomas Kurz when they advise that you tilt the pelvis forward when doing a side split, commonly known as a Chinese Split.

I think it does help when stretching in the side split, indeed I think it is probably a bit risky to do a side split without tilting the pelvis, because you start to overstretch the ligaments and tendons in the hips.

Basically, if you want to tilt your pelvis forward, you have to keep you back straight while pushing the hips back slightly so that your back leans forward. The back should not arch, if it does so then you are doing it wrong. You should however feel able to stretch a bit further with your pelvis tilted.

Hope that helps...


Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga