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Old 09-13-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
Larry John
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Location: Arlington VA
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 74
Re: Losing grip during katate dori

Another possibility is that the ukes don't understand that they need to continue the attack.

If uke doesn't follow-up the initial grab by keeping his palm in contact with your arm (so he can stay in position to pop you with the other hand or a kick--uke grabs either to fix you in place or to keep you from drawing a weapon with the grabbed hand), he cannot be lead into a technique that's appropriate to katate dore.

This changes the martial situation and may lead you to do a technique from a different series--or no technique at all, if he's no longer in position to be a threat.

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