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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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  #10 New 07-26-2003 12:13 AM
So we're back into the swing of things again(as the aching in my body tells me). Ah pain, my old friend...how I have missed you.

Friday night's techniques included --- new stuff (at least for me)! Yay! We did a lot of Ushiro stuff tonight...

Shomenuchi Iriminage (Suwari Waza) -

Remember to:

- control the head at all times: transition from control by one hand to the other should be continuous
- settle: with arms both outstretched and extended

Ushiro Ryotedori Kokyunage (both static and dynamic):

Static, where both wrists are pinned back together tightly...

- "pin" inside wrist to hip during initial turn towards back leg in order to gain control
- slide forward to take uke's centre prior to attempting to raise arm
- extend lower arm parallel, up to shoulder height, instead of leaving dangling at waist
- make sure high arm and uke's arm are not only above but in front of you as well to ensure that you have taken his balance even prior to attemping the throw (I noticed that this is very similar to shihonage, where the arm is once again ahead of you and you turn swiftly, making sure your hips are back in order to keep it in front of your forehead)


- immediately bring high hand down to centre once grabbed to maintain control
- before throwing, step forward with rear leg and continue stepping forward in a circular path to both lead uke and regain balance
- during throw, settle down into a kneeling position on the spot instead of leaning or extending forward (can put one off balance if uke is gripping tightly)

Ushiro...um, bear hug? -- both lower (waist level, which goes into a hip throw) and higher (chest level, which goes into Sankyo):

- lean back slightly and use quick forward twist of the hips
- if uke is turned such as his head is not in the middle of your back (and is instead to one side of you) twist with hips in the direction which his head is pointing, as that is the side on which he has committed his body weight

- since my arms are too short (hahaha) for the knuckles of my fist to effectively reach up and grind at the tendons on the back of uke's upper hand, I have to head-butt him to get him to loosen up a bit for me to procede into Sankyo
- likewise, I can use my free (non-Sankyoing) hand to guide uke's elbow down and outwards for added control, either into a pin or out into a throw

Wow...I can't believe I remembered all this!
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