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Old 03-05-2007, 10:51 AM   #3
Nick Pagnucco
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 107
Re: help escaping extension - connection problem

Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
Can you slowly exhale and let yourself extend into finding connection as you do so?
A bit; but it is very weak and I need a compliant uke to do anything. But thanks for reminding me about tai no henko; I can definitely see how that would help.

I guess I should also give an example: last week, an instructor had us practicing nikkyo from a cross-hand grab, where uke was actively pushing into you. I was able to pull off the nikkyo with some success by letting my hand come toward my belt, and just as my hand about about to touch my gi, I would be able to move around uke's energy (god I hate that phrase, but i can't think of a better one). My instructor came over and told me to try and do the nikkyo while my arm was still extended, maintaining my maai. Try as I did, this was very difficult for me do without uke being very, very accomodating.
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