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tim evans
08-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Any tips or strecting exercises to help me settle into my pins better shom.ikkyo pins ,kotegaeshi pins,ect. I feel like tippimg over instead of settling into the ground.thanks

Rob Watson
08-25-2009, 05:15 PM
Really requires tori to go slowly and give you a chance to relax into it. Concentrate on keeping your balance and get into position and relax and settle into it and let them apply a nice slow stretch.

tim evans
08-25-2009, 11:03 PM
Thanks Rob

Rob Watson
08-27-2009, 05:06 PM
I like to start by making certain that my shoulder is on the mat (while being pinned). This helps tori appreciate the need to get the shoulder down (otherwise escape/reversal is really pretty easy) as well as giving us both something besides the 'finishing' move to focus on and helps slow things down so the mechanics can be correct/corrected and the stretch can happen slowly.

Remember that these 'techniques' are really conditioning exersizes so the ending up pinned is really not the correct end state of the drill.