Ask the Skating Pro: What is the Difference Between a Mohawk and a Choctaw?
Ask the Figure Skating Professional
Q. What is the difference between a Mohawk and a Choctaw?
A. When doing a Mohawk you remain on the same edge after the change of feet and continue to travel on the same circle after the change. When doing a Choctaw you change edge when changing feet. For example, if you go into the turn on the outside edge, you exit on the inside edge, and change lobe or circle when turning.