Saturday, August 08, 2009

Chain #3 - kaitennage

Here some of my students and I are playing with Chain #3 - specifically with kotemawashi, oshitaoshi, hikitaoshi, and kaitennage. Enjoy. Things I found interesting, and of note:
  • Notice the atemi to chest or face at the beginning. This not only softens uke up, but also pushes tori into the release#3 motion.
  • We are paying particular attention to synchronization of our techniques to uke's footsteps.
  • The kaitennage is an interesting variation that screws uke straight down into the ground instead of projecting him. Of course you still have the option of projecting him if you need to.
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