Thread: Koshi tips
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Old 07-20-2000, 09:18 AM   #7
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Thumbs down Lifting Uke --- not!

adriangan wrote:

I guess that I'm constantly having trouble trying to lift my uke's center using my hips, I usually don't have a problem with the irimi, but after getting in position for the throw everything breaks up. My sensei makes it look so easy, especially performing the technique on the big guys.

- Adrian [/b]

Some real good advice that helped me with koshinage (besides lots of practice) was to stop trying to lift uke up. Instead, you should have uke's balance (from the irimi) to the point where uke practically falls over your hips. The position you need to be in for most koshi techniques is difficult at first, but if you practice getting well under uke's center and extending them out over your hips, uke will have no option but to take the fall. As I posted here earlier, Ikeda's sensei's koshinage tape is an excellent place to start !

Good luck!

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