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Creation Date: 10-16-2004 07:06 AM
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In General Yonkyo and awaze Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 10-16-2004 07:06 AM
Hard work this practice! I have been practicing for 1 1/2 year now and today was my first encounter with the fabled yonkyo. We practiced different tecniques from elbow gi-grab, which I've forgotten the name for, and the last one was yonkyo. It didn't hurt as much as I though it would, I still got bruises on my lower arms though. Yonkyo, however, was the first technique I've encountered that didn't make sense at all to me. For all other I've instinctively understood why they work. Something like "If you bend the arm that way, it hurts" but not with yonkyo. I talked to sensei about it and he said that the "best" thing with yonkyo was that it didn't have to hurt. Nage controlls uke's arm completely and correct hip movement will take uke down even without pain. Naturally it works better if it's done right though. My 3rd kyu practice partner took his advice litterally and that's where my bruises come from. I went face first into the mat pretty much every time.

We also some kokyonage awaze, I need to work alot on my timing for it to work. I think it has to do with the break rythm to it: fast in, slow down in the breath-in/arms-up and reaccelerate in the hipmovement. The slow down, read blending, part is the hard one. It feels like I crash into uke and give him a solid elbow to the throat, dead-stop, and then comes breath-in/arms-up etc, etc. Sensei pointed that I rely on strength through part of the motion, I couldn't realise his advice.

In bukiwaza we did a some bokken suburi and then some awaze drills.
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