February 16, 2006
from G.T. of Singapore:
"I have purchased the book and thank you for the information. Whilst browsing through the KSL web site I could find a FAQ section for this book. Incidentally, I would like to post a question over here.
The setup is the positioning the draw shoulder and scapulae to align them toward the target. How do the archer achieved this without twisting his waist ? At this stage , what is the relation between the waist and the upper body ? What do you meant by the "Hip Open to the target"?
Please elaborate on the questions above."
When you use the open stance (refer photo no.20, page 46) your hips are on an angle to the target, which we call, “Hips open to the target”. Now, some archers when they align their shoulders with the target they also align their hips with the target, which is wrong. If the hips and shoulders are aligned with the target it is what is called a “Square stance”, irrespective of the feet position; the position of the hips determines the stance. You are able to rotate from the waste and leave your hips open to the target. To show this sit on a chair with your feet on the ground and rotate your upper body while keeping your feet in the same position. You will feel a little tension in the body just below the ribs. Refer to photo no.27 on page 50, which clarifies this further.