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Creation Date: 11-22-2004 05:17 PM
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  #32 New 11-19-2004 01:49 PM
We started with a strange type of kokyu doza (a strage beginning indeed). Uke grabs nage's hands from the bottom, so the connection is not so strond to do the usual kokyu doza. First movement is dropping hands to your knees palms up, then raise your wrists toward uke's armpits, now cut as usual kokyu doza. I still don't get it and sensei saw that. He asked us to do the same thing with one hand and it's much more understandable. The trick is to feel the connection with uke - his hand is the continuation of your hand. Sounds like some ki trick
Anyway, next one was shomenuchi sankyo and we concentrated on keeping the uke's hand in arch so that he can't escape during the technique. I also noticed ans memorized foot work, which I was missing before. After you grab the wrist of the uke in sankyo, step into him, then step back with other foot keeping the arch, another back step, kneel on the back foot, handchange, kneel on both feet.
Then we did jo kata from 22 to 31 and sensei announced that next week we will work on bokken suburis. I'll have to do jo kata after class with someone to keep it in mind.
Then we did shihonage omote and ura from morote dori, first stepping to one side and working with one hand, then stepping on the other side and working with the other uke's hand (uchi and soto ?) I knew something is wrong and after class Jim helped me to discover the problem. When raising the hands I place the right at my forehead (lower or middle part of it), instead hands should be at the upper part of forehead so they are connected and at the same time you can move under uke's hand.
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