Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The otoshi and the guruma that aren't

The other day, in our explorations of otoshi and guruma in judo and in aikido, we came across a couple of interesting examples of otoshi and guruma.  Interesting in that they really suck as examples of these two types of motion.  Kataguruma doesn't appear to have much to do with guruma motion and shizumiotoshi doesn't seem to have much to do with otoshi.  I sure would like some of you smart folks to tell me what makes kataguruma a guruma when it feels so much like an otoshi?

And shizumiotoshi feels really guruma, so why is it an otoshi?

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