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Today we practiced nikyo. I was a bit late as usual I just can't make myself wake up earlier than 6 am every day If I do that one day, I wake up later the next day. Oh well, maybe with time it will be easier.
When I arrived there were only 3 other guys, so sensei decided to go through Wane's 1st kyu test. Wane and Armen were doint some suwari waza. When I joined them we started from shomenuchi nikkyo, then the same on out knees. Here sensei empasized the importance of getting to the wrist and the way of placing it at shoulder pit with upper part of the wrist connected to your body. We should turn towards the partner as if little finger is a sword and we are cutting his head with it. The whole time while we turn partner should be unbalanced. Still not sure how he is doing that...
I liked sensei's comment on the place hold the wrist in nikkyo:
"God created that pit between your shoulder and body for nikyo!"
I like that interpretation. Would be fun to learn human anatomy this way
I also have to remember the footwork while doing yakute dori shomenuchi nikkyo. Off to a side 90 degrees into horseman position, place wrist into correct position, control elbow and turn into hanmi. Tnen bow, step back, apply ikkyo by pivoting and taking balance and final pin.
The last nikkyo technique was shown when partner resist in the beginning and nage has to use both hands. Can't describe that... Maybe next time.
The last technique was iriminage with partner attacking with step and grabbing the wrist in katate dori.
I guess that's it for today. We did ikkyo last week, nikkyo today and probably will do it until the end of this week and probably continue with sankyo next week, ans so on.
Sensei said the wrist can be made stronger if you imagine energy flowing through your hand and wrist while pinned in nikkyo. Does this help with the pain? Should probably try that next time.
P.S. remember to change hands in nikkyo pin.
P.S.P.S. and step through uke doing iriminage throw.