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Old 05-12-2005, 10:45 PM   #20
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Re: covering your openings

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Rob Liberti wrote:
Hi all,

I think the problem is that once I grab the uke who is in on their knees, they are not moving nearly as freely as I am when I'm the standing uke and I am VERY close. My wrist is farily flexible so that move to get uke to wrap around the nage is more of a choice for me at the initial moment of the grab. It can be "put on" but I'm not sure it can be put on before I can get my other attacks in.
Just a thought, but perhaps hanmi handachi is more a training exercise than an actual technique.

Which means that deciding to attack in a contrived fashion of reaching down and grabbing a wrist that's resting on a knee and *then* deciding to attack a different way just doesn't make a lot of sense.

--Michael

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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