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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #96 New 01-24-2004 11:30 AM
...technique-wise, that is.

Thursday night after Jo practice, we revisited Ushiro Ryotekubidori Ikkyo again. It was a nice opportunity to continue fine-tuning things, and as is always the case on such occasions, I learned about a few extra details that make things a little easier for myself --- such as:
- Sempai Jeremy drew my attention to arranging my hands during the initial sweep downwards and back into a similar position to that during Kokyudosa in order to make things more awkward for a taller uke (in this case, him)
- sliding backwards once uke's arm is in front of me
- getting my hip right into uke's side/armpit for better control while bringing him down and into the pin

Stuff re: the pin --- and all this time, I thought it was against the elbow! Poor uke...it's actually on the muscle just above it; when I do it correctly (rarely ) I feel like the side of my hand fits into a groove as I roll it forward.

Last night (Friday) was spent working on Shomenuchi Shihonage. I need to remember that the hand that torques uke's is the one that initially cuts his down.

I also have this bad habit of sliding back as I complete the turn into the throw (thus negating the effect of the tension on uke's arm that would typically take his centre). I got to work on this a lot, taking it in stages and going slowly --- but I still don't feel like it has made much progress. My ukes seemed to think it has, but I personally couldn't feel a difference.
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