Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gedanate and maeotoshi day

Aikido with Patrick M., Kel, and Todd
  • I started off by reviewing the last couple of classes (R1 and kotegaeshi) with Patrick M.
  • ROM, ukemi
  • tegatana, hanasu
  • Today was gedanate and maeotoshi day. We worked on gedan as the fundamental idea, "If he won't let you hit him high, hit him low." We worked the kata variation for a while (it was going pretty good today, unlike some practices we've had) and then we moved into an elbow separator brush-off version of the thing and for the cool technique of the day we played with a kind of gedanate that is sort of like the classic James Bond schtick where he elbows them, slaps their nards and backfists them in the face. From here we played maeotoshi for a while.
  • At the end we worked on the owaza or gokata ideas from double wrist grabs. We saw guruma action (like tenchinage) and otoshi action (like sumiotoshi)

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