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Old 01-28-2006, 02:40 PM   #18
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Nikyo or Ikkyo or something Else?

Not everyone likes to put their left hand on the elbow joint. I have an instructor that likes to place his left hand on uke's tricep and roll the tricept over. The tricept rolling over also effects the shoulder joint. I have another instructor that likes to hold uke's wrist, bokken, ect... without using his forefinger. He states that the forefinger is showing you which direction your ki is flowing. It also helps to control uke's wrist. He has held my wrist many times in this manner and asked me to move my hand around to try to break his grip. It's impossible to do. I can't describe it well in print, but, if you see it done on you it is sure to get your brain thinking about the application possibilities.
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