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John Boswell's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-26-2005 10:02 AM
John Boswell
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In General Kotegeishi realization... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #59 New 10-20-2005 12:30 PM
I was talking with someone on the forums (James) who said something that really clicked for me. "If I grab someone... they become the sword."

SO.. tsuki kotegeishi - uke attacks with a punch to the chest. You turn tenkan, deflect the punch and catch the hand/wrist. Now your standing in mirror image of the uke, so... their hand becomes the handle of your "sword." You raise up the sword, pivot, step and cut! Makes total sense to me now.

We used to do a version where you brought the uke's arm almost straightt back, which if you are doing a cross cut (horizontal cut) that will work to. But in doing this, you have to be fast because if you're going slow, the uke has an opening and can punch you. If you raise up, their arm is in front of them the whole time and the uke would have to reach around him/her self in order to hit you. GREAT protection for the nage as well as continual taking of uke's balance.

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#2 10-21-2005 09:38 AM
John Boswell Says:
Extension is the key, I think, roosvelt. As you capture the hand, you need to also extend taking them off balance forward. Then, as you lift, you keep that extension on the uke so they have no choice but to go along with the motion or have the arm removed. I will check with my Sensei, of course. Thank you for your input. I'll think on it some more.
#1 10-20-2005 03:01 PM
roosvelt Says:
You'd better check your idea with your sensei. If you raise your hand, don't give the balance back to the uke? In Aikikai version, it's stressed to lower your center to break uke's balance by my sensei, his sensei, and his sensei's sensei (a shihan). In shodokan style, I see the raise hand version in the forward cut version.

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