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Class stunk last night. I sware, if I can't make it on a daily basis week after week, I feel like I'm starting over from scratch every time.
We worked on Soto movement, various techniques off of a shomen attack:
1) Step to the outside and open the uke's arm, enter and use your hip and shoulder to lift and throw uke. Very much like a judo throw, but with more hip than "over the shoulder" motions.
2) Tski to the face. Rising strike to the side of the head/face. But rather than slapping them, you just extend, turn your hand as you enter with your body, turn the hand counter-clockwise to turn the uke and throw them down. This was interesting, but challenging to practice without actually slapping someone
3) After the soto movement and you open the arm, you reach up (quickly) and grab the underside of the uke's gi sleeve (tricept area) and give em a good yank! That was a fun one, timing is critical however.
4) Soto motion, open the arm, extend out and project the uke's arm (both out and down) Nage steps with the outside leg and brings their other arm in behind the uke's knee. Go down on both knees, still keeping uke's arm out and down, and cut with the inside arm at the back of the knee and bring the uke down. If this is done properly, uke will land right in front, maybe a little to the side, but in front and allow for the nage to continue the attack if nessecary in a true martial situation.
I did this particular technique one time correctly... and the uke was so open to attack, they would be dead in a true martial situation. Very effective. Short people at a huge disadvantage on this technique. Tall people... extension is very keep, but you'll have em easily.
Ended class off with some ryorandori. Good cardio workout. It's getting better, but I still have a long ways to go.