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Journey of 1k steps Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-29-2008 11:36 AM
Diane Stevenson
Just a returning student determined to stay in it for the long-haul, insha'allah. A blog to stay focused, stay motivated and gain insight.
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In Training Ikkyo, Nikkyo, and Kokkyo Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 06-04-2008 08:14 PM
Capture the center, lead low, cut down with extension, but don't give up your center.

I have a feeling this is going to become my mantra...

Ikiyo was familiar (Katatedori Ikkyo omote). Nikkyo (start with Katatedori Ikkyo then shift to nikkyo) felt really strange until I realized I could also do it resting uke's knuckles on my coller, then it was a piece of cake. I guess I had always practiced it that way in years gone by. Kokkyo (uke grabbs one hand with both hands)-- I have to say it is way easier with a jo. Empty handed, I know it's the same, but I have a harder time taking uke's balance.

And the associated pins (excepting Kokkyu, of course). Take out the slack, THEN apply torque from MY center -- DO NOT LEAN OUT OF BALANCE!

Ok, so the good thing about being the only student who shows up for class -- you get to train one-on one with sensei.

The bad thing about being the only student who shows up for class -- you get to train one-on-one with sensei.

'course, it's all good -- I learned alot!
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