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Old 05-02-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
Paul Sanderson-Cimino
Dojo: Yoshokai; looking into judo
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 434
Re: Alternative Method fo Sankyo

Sankyo-nage is a good exercise for learning to apply sankyo into the shoulder. Like just about every lock in aikido, it affects the entire arm.

Alternately, a sankyo takedown. I've noticed some variance between schools; I'm talking about the textbook Yoshinkan-style takedown to pin. The pin itself also clearly shows the mechanism that applies pressure into the shoulder.

I agree, though. Sometimes people start tip-toeing and turning long before they have to. It creates an artificial disconnect. Anyway, I'd recommend working the (classical) pin and the throw to better understand this.
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