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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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In General The Many Flavours of Nikkyo, Revisited Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #146 New 08-19-2004 10:04 PM
[Quote of the Day...
Sensei (instructing Steve on how he needs to break out of my grip before putting a particular kind of Nikkyo on me): "Her hand comes off,"
Me: "God, I hope not!"]

We haven't done much test stuff lately --- mostly basic techniques that the whole class can practice simultaneously --- so this will have to be a quick, "hit-and-run" journal entry so that I can jot some notes down and dash off again...we concentrated primarily on various types of Nikkyo tonight after Jo practice.

Shomenuchi Nikkyo

Omote: yet another reminder to myself that with considerably taller ukes, I can't push the arm back all the way --- the entry needs to be abbreviated somewhat, such that I have to absorb the strike downwards to my head slightly then dump the arm off and down to the side; turning with the hips more would help too. :-P

Ura: again, with taller ukes, I need to bring uke's hand down to my hip very quickly, keeping his arm in my centre and my own arms straight as I spiral-pivot downwards, dropping my weight and going down on one knee

One of the paired Nikkyo exercises (version number who knows what): just as with everything, having a weaker grip means that my grabbing uke's hand closer to the wrist is not as controlled as when I grab higher up on the hand (say mid-way or so, towards the base of the fingers).

Yes, I know...big yawn. I'm falling asleep just writing about it. :-P
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