Ignatius Teo wrote:
If you can apply kokyu in seiza, you should be able to apply kokyu from any position, in any context. Even if you're doing simple tachi-waza like katate tori or even kata tori, if tori isn't capturing your center at or before the moment of contact, you as uke, should be able to find the kokyu path to their center and off balance them instead. Just because you're uke, doesn't mean you're not training kokyu either!
You are absolutely right... but not everyone trains that way... this is related to kaeshiwaza... not something emphasized in the dojos I've trained in...
It's always interesting to hear other people's ideas and try them out in keiko... looking forward to my next practice. Thanks