Zube says: Is there a difference between rooting and balance Seeing one’s center of gravity? I’ve seen other martial arts such as Karate or Wing Chun emphasize on obtaining one’s center of gravity and not sure if that’s one and the same as rooting.
It’s synonymous. It’s like wet And water. It’s synonymous. Uh find your center of gravity, like rooting is not necessary. Um, always being centered because Rooting could be at a bow and arrow . So I’m not centered in terms of my weight distribution. I’m centered in terms of my rooting into the ground. So apparent how you want to look at what you’re saying in terms of a center.
Are you talking about a center of gravity Your balance in terms of stand on one leg because that’s, that’s putting all in one point. Stand in a Bow and Arrow. You’re not putting a one point, you put it in between two points. So that’s center of gravity is no longer divided on one point it’s divided between the front leg and the rear leg . Whereas if you are standing center of gravity one leg, it’s all one thing. So if I’m getting my center of gravity, I am learning how to root.
Because if I didn’t have my root, I, I lose my balance. So, uh, but finding your root doesn’t mean you have to have a center point in your leg. It’s divided among the leg so that it is slightly different. But they all work in the same cause. Rooting is good c enter of gravity. That’s if you have it, you have good center of gravity, you have center of gravity, it means your balance. But it’s not necessarily like you’re on one leg.
It could be divided. So, uh, and then if you look like well you rooted that. Yes, yes. I suppose it’s like water and wet the same fire and hot is the same. It’s synonymous. It’s, it’s one gives off the other but one is not the other. You know what I mean So rooting gives you a good balance.
But balance is like because of a good root and it’s not, you get a good root because you have balance. Yeah, getting root, maintain your balance. But getting a good balance does not necessarily mean that you have a good root. Because if I’m balanced, on one leg like boom, I could get knocked over Rooting means I could stay on the ground even in shifting. Whereas balance is, it’s most more stationary. You understand So that’s really the main difference.