Thread: Gokyo-why?
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
Charles Cunningham
Dojo: University of Iowa Aikikai, Iowa City, IA
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Re: Gokyo-why?

I use gokyo as a backup for nikyo, in case a strong uke gives me an unbendable wrist (although sankyo and yonkyo are also good henkawaza). During a sliding hand switch from ikkyo, if I feel strong resistance to a wrist bend, I continue to slide round to the forearm to catch gokyo. Besides, the gokyo pin helps increase uke's wrist flexibility for the next nikyo.
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