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Old 11-15-2006, 09:16 AM   #12
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Re: different ways of applying kotegaeshi

I use both versions of the kotegaeshi mentioned. The "classic" if you will, version is whole-hand pressing/curling uke's fingers into his center (or off to the side a bit towards the balance "hole".
But when uke takes a big nice hi-fall it is very nice to slip the press hand around for the extra support for his rotation point. great when we are learning hi-falls since it feels so secure to both parties.
Lan

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