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Creation Date: 02-23-2005 11:31 AM
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  #6 New 12-03-2004 09:15 AM
December 3, 2004, Hip Hugger

The techniques we covered last night were morote dori shihonage, morote dori jujinage, morote dori koshinage, morote dori udekime nage? (elbow throw), and another one the name of which I don't recall.

My poor partner for morote dori jujinage. I couldn't remember which hand I was supposed to let go of when doing the throw. I had to ask EVERY time which hand it was. And he patiently told me each time, "the bottom hand", but it just wouldn't click. For some reason I had a major mental block. Sometimes I'd let go of the bottom hand, sometimes the top and couple of times both hands. (In those cases it was because his arms were slippery with sweat.) By the end of it he was laughing about it because he used to do the same thing.

I dislike any and all Elbow Throws. I think the Japanese term is Udekime nage. I don't like doing it to anyone because it can be a nasty technique on your joint when done or received improperly. And because I'm not comfortable doing the ukemi for it I especially don't like receiving the technique. I think it's because I anticipate it being an unpleasant experience.

Later while we were doing morotedori koshinage my partner was having a hard time getting the proper form, so Sensei came over to demonstrate…on me. Til last night I'd never done a koshinage technique. I am a shorty at 5'1". Sensei is a very imposing 6'3". He joked that doing koshinage on me was going to be hard work. He showed how to take my center, got right under me and got me on his hip. While he talked about the technique I just hung out on his hip still holding on with my morotedori grip. He bounced me up and down a couple of times to illustrate how he had control of me. And then when he was done talking he threw me. That was fun.
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