Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gedanate, maeotoshi same thing

Regarding Sensei Strange's excellent ongoing discussion of floating throws, following are two decent videos of a couple of techniques – one is classed as a floating throw – maeotoshi. The other is a center-striking technique – gedanate. I tend to think of these two things as the same thing – both floating otoshi throws. The only difference is whether your near leg ends up behind uke where he can trip over it, or in front of uke blocking him from stepping out...
Gedanate at Nick's Windsong Dojo in OKC

Strange Aikido ukiwaza, including maeotoshi (starting at about 0:43)

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