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More info on Pivots 8 and 9 on Saturday. For both, make sure the kamae is proper after the pivot. Start with pivoting hand going level in the first part of figure 8, then lower and lower the hips for 2nd part...hand should go from level to lower. On 1st part, never take hand past center.
8 starts gyaku, 180 dpivot, figure 8 with hand, as you break the shoulder line, xstep in back pivot. Palm up, then down.
9 starts aihamne, front pivot, back pivot, figure 8 with hand, as you break the shoulder line, front pivot. Palm down the whole time.
9 has much more of a ki-no-nagare feel to it, but uke's part is hard in that you have to time taking the hand offered and pushing.
When pinning at end of kokyu dosa, heel of palm down, fingers up. On number 10, shift forward after throwing, number 4, right side, right hand in front, right hand on top, open forward and to the right.
1 -- pulling
2 -- pushing
3 -- holding
4 -- atemi
5 -- cover knee and retreat knee
6 -- tenchinage ichi
7 -- tenchinage ni, uke must make big ukemi, get all the way around, big cross-step.
8 -- keep hand tighter to small of back, palm up, palm down, enter on palm up side.
9 -- don't enter, just pivot on knee, 45 degree angle ok for throw.
10 -- shite kneeling uke standing -- over shoulder
On gamentsuki, iminage ichi (under the arm), thumb up just like shomenuchi when you cut down and back. DO NOT GRAB.
Test techniques, remember to have your book. Good training, and the yoga is helping!