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tobiasfelipe
08-21-2008, 11:17 AM
Kotegaeshi, I never make a right one

< Supervillain > ... so after this long explanation you see the only way to stop the "Unstoppable Ray of Humanity Anihilation" is a properly executed Aikido-style Kotegaeshi
< Me > NOOOOOOOOOOO!

salim
08-21-2008, 11:31 AM
Buy a big gun. That will probably stop most villains.

Jesse Legon
08-22-2008, 04:56 AM
I was thinking of a reply to this, but then I thought hey, I don't think there's a technique that I can not imagine ever being able to eventually *get*. Time and practice! That super villain is going to need months in a plaster cast once you've practiced your kotegaeshi enough!!

...however, if I got attacked in seiza today I'd get owned - I can't ever seem to move far enough with my poor shikko skills :(

Tinyboy344
08-24-2008, 02:06 AM
Koshi-nage.... *crapped my gi-pants*

David Maidment
08-24-2008, 09:47 AM
Yonkyo. If I'm training with a good Uke, I simply cannot get them down to the floor.

Yet.

Thirza Schraa
08-24-2008, 03:34 PM
My ….grrrr…. is moving altogether..
I keep freezing…

Thirza Schraa

Joyce Lunas
08-29-2008, 02:21 PM
Nikkyo - Yonkyo for the time being.

1. Nikkyo: Simply cannot move my hand fast enough, so as to change grappling and apply technique.
2. Yonkyo: Oh dear, i don't seem able to bend them and drop them to their knees... yet. So difficult!

But, i do hope to be so disciplined and nice in the future, so as to learn and apply faster than i could ever hoped or imagined, though... lol

Tune in with the cosmic vibes,
love - love - love

C u later,
Yoi keiko!
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barry.clemons
08-29-2008, 10:16 PM
Kotegaeshi, I never make a right one

< Supervillain > ... so after this long explanation you see the only way to stop the "Unstoppable Ray of Humanity Anihilation" is a properly executed Aikido-style Kotegaeshi
< Me > NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Anything from seiza; I have bad knees.

tobiasfelipe
09-01-2008, 08:15 AM
I was thinking of a reply to this, but then I thought hey, I don't think there's a technique that I can not imagine ever being able to eventually *get*...

It is true, but think, how many techniques exist in Aikido? A thousand and variations? How many we will learn during our lives? 100, 150, 300 for masters in full-time training.
It guarantees always a kryptonite-technique for everyone.

Amassus
09-08-2008, 11:12 PM
Shiho nage.
I'm tall and if I'm training with a really short person, I groan and then become resigned to my fate.

In truth, I am getting better, but it is one of the techniques that does not come easily.

deathlinenetworks
09-14-2008, 07:14 AM
ALL TECHNIQUES ARE MY KRYPTONITE! hahaha
Although some people say my techniques work, I don't feel that they work. But of all techniques I'll say kotegaeshi is the toughest.

RoyK
09-14-2008, 10:11 AM
Irimi nage is my weakness. I'm hardly ever satisfied with how I perform it, short version or long.

JCT53
05-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Oshitaoshi!! Suwariwaza, grab and stab or kata, I fail at it.

Mario Tobias
05-03-2011, 06:36 AM
koshinage. it's hard!

ikkyo on people much larger than me

hanmi handachi ikkyo omote

Tony Wagstaffe
05-03-2011, 07:50 AM
Suwariwaza....... until my knees warm up!! :mad:

Shikko? .......... Forget it!! Prefer the judo version...:D

Eric in Denver
05-05-2011, 10:42 PM
Shiho nage.
I'm tall and if I'm training with a really short person, I groan and then become resigned to my fate.

In truth, I am getting better, but it is one of the techniques that does not come easily.

I relate to that -- at my dojo, one of the shortest people loves to pick me for shihonage. I have to go down into shikko to do it with her.

FiuzA
05-06-2011, 10:21 AM
Not sure if it's my kryptonite or not, but I'd say ikkyo, both omote and ura.

It can get really difficult if your partner is not compliant at all.

ninjaqutie
05-06-2011, 03:55 PM
I pretty much suck at everything.... :D I guess I am a superhero with severe allergies to all types of aikido techniques.

Aikibu
05-07-2011, 11:47 PM
I pretty much suck at everything.... :D I guess I am a superhero with severe allergies to all types of aikido techniques.

Me Too. My Only Kryptonite in Aikido is letting my mouth write checks my techniques can't cash. :D

Humility through Humiliation!!!

William Hazen

Alberto_Italiano
05-08-2011, 03:11 PM
Uhm, not sure what kryptonite is, but if it is meant my fav techinques, I can say which are the ones that normally seem to come from my hands more frequently:
1st place: Kotegaeshi
2nd place, at good distance: Sankyo

plus a strange technique, apparently unknown, that I stumbled into by chance a few days ago and that comes to me so natural easy and effctive that it seems to be becoming my fav one: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19781

PS i read: "Kotegaeshi, I never make a right one". I humbly offer my suggestion, as a bad aikidoka, about what makes my kotegaeshi normally effective (well, I also fell face down twice doing it, as I was doing tenkan also and lost footing :-) ).
With a provision though: you need to succeed in placing your opponent wrist in the right position: our ukes seem to place them already in such position, but a more aggressive uke won't, and you may end up with sort of a nikkyo as you try to get his wrist right for a kotegaeshi.

Given that, his wrist placed with palm upward, if you are placing a kotegaeshi on his, say, right hand, I see many persons focusing almost entirely on their right hand namely the one apparently more involved in the projection. But you have a left hand there too... a kotegaeshi enhances significantly if you use also your left hadn to
1) cut on the wrist
2) plummet it down to touch your hip with it
3) now you use your right hand

Also, do not swing uke's arm around - kotegaeshi on an entirely vertical plane, possibily.

If I misunderstood and kryptonite or whatever that is means the tehcniques that I am not good at, well - all the rest! :-)

FiuzA
05-08-2011, 06:56 PM
Alberto yes, it is the other way around :D

Your kryptonite is your Achilles' heel, that is to say your least fav technique or the technique that usually fails you; your weakness.

Kryptonite is Superman's Achilles' heel, that's it.

I admit I didn't know this as well (the kryptonite business) but google gave me a hand ;)

Other than that, thank you for your comment anyway ;)

Grazie!

JCT53
05-19-2011, 11:18 AM
Okay, I have to revise. Oshitaoshi is no longer my Kryptonite. It now is Hikiotoshi. Both the fall and the technique.

JCT53
05-19-2011, 11:20 AM
Me Too. My Only Kryptonite in Aikido is letting my mouth write checks my techniques can't cash. :D

Humility through Humiliation!!!

William Hazen

You are soo not the only one with that problem!!!!

lars beyer
03-28-2012, 05:06 AM
Tapping out

JJF
03-28-2012, 07:13 AM
the part between "onegaishimasu" and "arigato gozaimasu" ;)

Not particullary good at koshinage though.. it is really difficult

robin_jet_alt
03-28-2012, 04:34 PM
Koshinage has certainly given me issues, but I haven't attempted one for a while.

I never quite got Shishiya sensei's version of iriminage either. I don't mind the more usual versions though.

Lately I've been having trouble with ikkyo, which is strange, because I always thought it was one of my better techniques. I guess these things go in cycles.

Mario Tobias
03-28-2012, 09:29 PM
not techniques but principles such as kuzushi from different attacks using aiki. this is my area of improvement now. Still tend to grab uke rather than just redirect and lead without grabbing.

Dave de Vos
03-29-2012, 03:06 PM
Irimi nage. For me it feels difficult to do it effectively, because I worry that I'll hurt uke by bumping my arm into his / her face.

Rob Watson
03-29-2012, 06:03 PM
Just the last one demonstrated to the class while I'm uke ... I can never seem to get that one.

Or the one just called out during a test.

RuteMendes
05-01-2012, 11:08 AM
Mae ukemi... xD ok, it's not a technique but it's impossible for me to make one right :(

chubbycubbysmash
05-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Koshinage... and for some reason ushiro stuff lately. High breakfalls have been kinda rough too, I'm just not as into them as I was a few month ago. Aches and pains are getting longer to heal from too, which is makes me less fond of going rough. Ahh... the pains of aging--this material body can't last forever.

Malicat
05-01-2012, 03:28 PM
I would have to say.... Aikido. ;) I go through periods of great improvement and periods of great dumbness. So far the only thing I'm good at is the first movement which is getting out of the way of the attack. But hey! That's pretty darned important!

--Ashley

OwlMatt
05-03-2012, 06:28 PM
Shiho nage. I've got long arms and legs and getting under uke's arm is always a struggle.

Chris Parkerson
05-03-2012, 07:27 PM
not techniques but principles such as kuzushi from different attacks using aiki. this is my area of improvement now. Still tend to grab uke rather than just redirect and lead without grabbing.

Nice. Tha is a mouthful.

ken king
06-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Tenchinage, need I say more? Honestly..I get frustrated just thinking about it!

robin_jet_alt
06-05-2012, 05:56 PM
Reading this thread, it seems that there is a huge variety of techniques that people find difficult. It would be great to see how people are doing these techniques to see where they are going wrong. I'm sure between us we would all have a few tips for each other.