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Some Basic Judo Principles

This video by Steve Cunningham discusses the guiding principles of Judo are "seiryoku zenyo" and "jita kyoei," which translate to "maximum efficiency with minimum effort" and "mutual welfare and benefit," respectively. 

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The focus of Judo is on generating power in an efficient way, and the two basic types of power discussed in Judo are "ikioi," or direct impetus, and "hazumi," or momentum.

This naturally draws in the Judo fighting stance is "shizentai," which is a natural posture with the feet shoulder-width apart, back straight, and very flexible to allow for quick movement.

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The video also discusses the importance of maintaining one's orientation and awareness of the front and back in Judo.

Finally, the concept of "hara," or centering oneself and balancing oneself, is discussed as a broader concept of power in Japanese culture.

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