Thread: nikyo
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:39 PM   #3
Kevin Wilbanks
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Re: nikyo

You have to perform ikkyo first, unless you have the magical ability to grab someone's arm in a nikkyo grip while it is flying toward your head at 90 mph. If the strike is in earnest, there is no realistic way of grabbing it whatever the grip - you have to block or parry it first, dissipate its momentum, and unbalance or somehow disrupt nage. If you don't do the first two, it is impossible to grab, and if you don't do the last, they'll simply yank it away from you and hit you again or reverse you. If you are grabbing uke's strikes on the way down or switching grips while they stand balanced patiently holding their arm out for you, you are practicing something which will only work when someone gives you a watered-down attack designed for basic study.
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