Monday, May 25, 2009

Unbendable arm in deashibarai (or not?)

Here are a couple of interesting drills for practising deashibarai solo. And here's your trick question of the day - how can you reconcile the downward snatching motion at the end of each rep with the concept of orenaite (the unbendable arm)? Or can you? Or should you? Does orenaite play a role in judo? Stay tuned for my annswer on what this drill has to do with the unbendable arm.

Patrick Parker, is a Christian, husband, father, judo and aikido teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: or phone 601.248.7282
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