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Creation Date: 11-22-2004 05:17 PM
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In General Lots of suwari waza, a strange technique and sudde Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #14 New 10-18-2004 02:38 PM
Today we did a lot of suwari waza. Started with taino hanko and then moved to ikkyo - sankyo from knealing position. Sensei was demonstrating it using me as his uke and that was painful. I knew he should demonstrate some nuances, but man that was hard. I had to tap several times during the pin
After that there were shihonage from knealing position (only omote). Here the difficulty was to step at a wide angle while on your knees. Then the same technique, but you stand while performing it and here we did both omote and ura.

While we were working on that last one with Mike, sensei asked Mike to be uke while he tries some technique. That was a very strange one. I've never seen something like that and can't even describe what that was. Sensei was in knealing position, Mike was holding his hand in katate dori, then sensei's other hand covered Mike's hand. After that sensei moved his hands over his head and around his body from behind (like moving a flag in circle over you head) with no effort and Mike suddenly started moving after his hand with his face expressing severe pain. That was very sudden and unusual for me and probably for Mike also. Seing my round eyes sensei smiled and did the same technique with me. The same result. I felt very severe pain in the whole hand up to the shoulder and if I were not moving after it my wrist would probably break. Sensei just said this should be added to shodan test. I can't explain the technique since it was very sudden and I'm sure I've never seen it. During shodan test I'll pay attension to the kneeling techniques and maybe then I'll be able to describe it more.

After the class I asked sensei what should I think while doing morote dori kokyu ho. I find this technique one of the most difficult and I can't think about turning my hips, sliding into correct position, dropping my shoulder, raising my hands all at the same time. So I asked sensei if there is one thing I can think while doing it. He got his boken, stood in hanmi, raised it, turned 90 degrees, stepped and cut. That's what morote dori kokyu ho is all about. Then he demonstrated it with me holding his right hand while he holds boken. He did the same cut with boken and I was on the ground. Then the same thing with Sri as uke.
That was my sensei's explanation of morote dori kokyu ho. Very unexpected one, but I'll try it.
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