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Kelly Allen's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 08-13-2004 09:36 PM
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Entries: 45 (Private: 1)
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Entries for the Month of June 2003

In General Lazy leg syndrome Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 06-14-2003 01:11 AM
We were working on Katatatori Kotagiashi tenkan (I think!?), and I'm having a tough time making the turn to Kotegiashi. As I spin for the turn I tend to lose balance, and 9 times out of 10 my ass clips uke which screws the whole technique. I am pretty sure it's because I am not using my legs to get lower. I tend to bend over at the hips instead and, bang, my ass runs into uke. When I try to use my legs I find it makes the spin difficult to the point that I don't make a complete enough turn, therefore ending up out of position for a proper kotegiashi. I am not sure if foot placement will help in the technique or not. I'm hoping our, soon to be visiting sensei, will be able to help with it.

well at least now when my sensei asks me "Is there is something spacific I would like to work on"? I will have a definite answer.
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In General There's nothing like an injury! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New 06-06-2003 01:29 AM
There's nothing like an injury to make you do your technique right. while I was at the Aikikai I hurt my ankle, and to a lesser extent my shoulder while practicing break falls. It was all my fault, because I was so over zealous about doing break falls I jumped (excuse the pun) into them to quickly. Interestingly enough whenever I was thrown into a break fall it wasn't a problem. It was when I was practicing them that I hurt myself.

Any way! Afterward I was occasionally rehurting my ankle during rolls because I wasn't tucking my knees enough and my ankle would slap the mat. OUCH! This forced me to tuck properly afterward to help protect my ankle. I also found in the past that my rolling was good in practice but in throws I would neglect to tuck, and slap, the ankle would hit the mat. Now that it causes pain I make damb sure I tuck properly. Once my ankle heals a bit more I intend to practice the break fall again. Only this time I will take it a bit slower.
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