|Originally posted by Abasan
Anyway, I recently noticed that in the tomiki and yoshinkan style, Shihonage is always performed after uke's balance is broken. Those two styles seem to break it by locking uke's elbows until uke is forced to stand on his/her toes. Ouch!
I must point out that in Tomiki the balance breaking and elbow lock are intrical to the technique - there is no before and after. However, there is that beautiful point where a failing shihonage can be switched into a dozen other techniques such as maiotoshi, ushiro-ate or just a plain shime-waza. I have seen shihonage performed in full resistance randori - its not pretty but it works.