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Creation Date: 02-27-2005 01:33 AM
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In General Morote dori Kokyu nage Weakness as a strength. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #22 New 02-10-2004 05:07 PM
Worked on Morote dori Kokyu nage for the entire class. It was interesting. I like it, but it is very complex for me. I got to be both uke and nage with sensei, and that was cool. Intersting notes: drop elbow, shoulder, and spirt for leverage, don't drop your hand. This is hard to focus on. Also face your opponent well, and make sure that you get your homi (foot position) pointed at them. The first step in toward them should put your foot at a 90 degree angle to their foot, like in good Tai No Henko. This is key, otherwise, they can kick you in the groin (As sensei lightly did to me! Still an eye wide opener when I felt it! No pain, just the notice that he could do that!)

The other thing that sensei pointed out is that the more "weak" the position of the Nage in the start of this technique, that is the more that the Nage's thumb is down, and the shoulder raised by Uke, the better position that the Nage is in to do the spiral, the more rotational room the Nage has to work with to get Uke off balance. So that the very thing that seems to put the Nage at a disadvantage is actually nage's greatest advantage in this situation. Sensei related this to life, and how when we think that we are the most weak it is because often we have failed to see the positioning, and assets in light of their power. This strongly relates to some other work that I am doing right now, which is not directly Aikido related.

I don't understand those people that say that Aikido is not a work out. I sweat, and come home tired after every training secession.
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