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We were working on Katatatori Kotagiashi tenkan (I think!?), and I'm having a tough time making the turn to Kotegiashi. As I spin for the turn I tend to lose balance, and 9 times out of 10 my ass clips uke which screws the whole technique. I am pretty sure it's because I am not using my legs to get lower. I tend to bend over at the hips instead and, bang, my ass runs into uke. When I try to use my legs I find it makes the spin difficult to the point that I don't make a complete enough turn, therefore ending up out of position for a proper kotegiashi. I am not sure if foot placement will help in the technique or not. I'm hoping our, soon to be visiting sensei, will be able to help with it.
well at least now when my sensei asks me "Is there is something spacific I would like to work on"? I will have a definite answer.