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Old 06-24-2005, 07:51 AM   #11
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Tips for shomen uchi ikkyo ura? anyone?

Feed into uke first as if for the irimi version and then begin your tenkan with a cutting motion with your front hand. Try to capitalise on the initial cutting motion to unbalance uke rather than pushing hard on their elbow as this makes people tense up and is easily resisted, lower your hips to transfer your weight through ukes arm into them and pin them to the ground at the end of the tenkan.

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