The two articles by Anna L. are among the best I've ever read for novice paddlers. I remember my first experiences with paddling and the kind of instruction I received. It was totally inadequate and never gave the kind of detailed breakdown of the forward stroke and torso rotation that these articles do. It is absolutely true that strength is not as important as technique in moving a kayak. Thanks for a great series of articles. I'm archiving them for future reference!
Touring Kayak Paddles