Thread: Nikyo Basics
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:08 PM   #13
David Humm
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 269
United Kingdom
Re: Nikyo Basics

Control uke's elbow with your leading hand as you make awase - create kuzushi as you continue to enter forward. With your other hand slide up uke's elevated arm to control kote, continue to enter ensuring you maintain kuzushi.

The key is controlling ma and entering at the right time to establish connection before uke has sufficient energy in the attacking arm for it to be dangerous.

awase - blending
kuzushi- taking posture
ma - distance
kote - wrist
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