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Creation Date: 08-13-2004 09:36 PM
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  #5 New 06-14-2003 01:11 AM
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.
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#3 08-30-2003 12:40 PM
Kelly Allen Says:
Thanks Ron and Jeff! Now that I'm back at it after a month off, my double tenkan is something I am definitly going to work on. In slow mo. BTW sorry for the late replies. I didn't even notice that there was places to comment on these journals.
#2 06-24-2003 11:45 AM
Ron Tisdale Says:
I don't know if my advice will run counter to what your instructor will say...but maybe you could run it by him/her. Try practising the movement for the technique in slow mo by yourself. for the tenkan, try turning on the ball of your foot, with the heel, knee and hips turning as one unit. Focus on leading the movement with your knee, and maintaining your balance over that foot, then sweeping the other foot only after you are facing in the other direction. This will keep both feet planted during the turn, allowing you to maintain your balance. Try not to stick your butt out when you do this, but keep your back straight instead. When you go back to working with a partner, you might also try to lead uke around you, rather than letting your arm drop, which could lead them right into you. Good luck, Ron
#1 06-19-2003 09:20 PM
It's hard to say from the description, but it sounds to me like a problem I was having. For me, it was a simple asnwer. "you're not blending with the speed of the attack." In the case of katatetori, it's more like the intent of the attack. I have a tendency to try to "push" my technique on an uke, instead of taking their energy and blending with it. If you put too much of your own speed and energy into the tenkan, you can very easily end up bumping into them. It could be the type of attack that they're giving you, as well. If they're just holding onto your wrist than there is no energy to blend with... hope this helps.
 




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