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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #151 New 10-28-2004 02:58 AM
Tonight, Sensei ran me through most of my test again --- this time he got me to do all of the Suwari Waza techniques along with some of the standing ones. Aside from bombing miserably on Shomenuchi Koshinage (gak! need more practice!), some of the finer details Sensei pointed out to me were:

Shomenuchi Sankyo:
- move shin and knee into crook of uke's elbow before the hand change for stability
- Osae: make sure fingers wrap all the way around the knife edge of uke's hand for better control

All Osae: should be more of a twisting motion with very little leaning forward

Katatedori Iriminage (Ai-Hanmi):
- don't bend elbow too much during initial movement; keep arm only slightly bent/fairly straight so as to not get cramped

Katatedori Iriminage (Gyaku-Hanmi):
- don't move into uke's side until have broken free of grip (time the move with the cutting-down motion)

Yokomenuchi Kotegaeshi:
- need to make the squatting motion deeper
- need to turn more than 180 degrees on tenkan to lead taller ukes further

Tsuki Kaitenage:
- "cast" uke's arm a little more to the side to take his center better

Ushiro-Ryotekubidori Kokyunage:
- need to time this a little slower to catch uke's energy
- thrust both hands high, up towards ceiling before leading downward

Yokomenuchi Kokyunage:
- always start with the "garbage bag" throw (drops down to one knee); take a short step forward on this one and fall down to one knee on the spot without having to take another step

For randori tonight, we had each uke attack with a bokken --- for most of us, this configuration was a new and challenging experience, finding one has to really adapt to the extra length of space they have to avoid/be wary of.
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