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I thought about the many ways that Shiho Nage can be applied and decided that we would work on Shiho Nage.
At first I showed them from a double handshake turning into Shiho Nage and throwing.
From there we went from a wrist grab then making the same movements of Shiho Nage.
Then we went from a push to Shiho Nage.
Then a lapel grab to Shiho Nage.
Then we did the throw like I was taught Kote Gaeshi in Aikido.
You circle or tenkan around guiding the wrist and then when you turn back into it, you guide the hand upwards and Shiho Nage can be done.
It took pretty much the entire class to do the different versions of the throw.
I noticed that, for me personally, on my left side on this throw I felt a little awkward. I havent felt that in years, but I did with this throw. I decided that I will practice this throw to the left over and over and over until they are equal in comfort. I forgot what it felt like to feel uncomfortable and I hate it. I feel as if instructors should be perfect, but if this were possible, we'd be called by another name.