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Old 08-21-2006, 10:11 AM   #12
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
Re: Kuzushi for kaiten nage

I have always found kuzushi in kaiten most difficult. I recently found that when my partner attacks and I move to a better position (using irimi tenkan) and my partner counters my postion change with a tackle move, I can more easily achieve kuzushi and am in a natural postion for the kaiten nage, rather than having to force him/her there. So we have been working on the partner setting himself up for a kaiten by counter attacking in a specific way, and having nage not try to get the kaiten, but rather use it only when appropriate. I do not like having to force a particular technique when there are better options available. Just my opinion and approach for the moment.
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