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Old 03-17-2002, 03:35 PM   #9
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Shikko is sometimes called 'knee walking' but I don't like that because it makes people think they should be walking on their knees, pounding them into the mat. It is moving while essentially in a kneeling position, can be done forward or backwards, improves your balance and posture, as well as using your hips to move, and can be very tiring to do a lot of at once.

Nikyo is often called second teaching or technique, and can cause some pain in the wrist if uke doesn't know how to take ukemi for it, is trying to resist it, or a strong and inexperienced nage is more interested in twisting the wrist rather than moving uke's center.
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