Thread: Ganseki Otoshi
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:02 PM   #14
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Re: Ganseki Otoshi

Bronson Diffin wrote: View Post

In the video of Hiroshi Isoyama at the 1986 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration (3rd from top) are the techniques at 1:00, 1:05, 1:23 1:47, 2:10, 2:15, and 2:24 versions of ganseki otoshi or something else (we don't have ganseki otoshi in our syllabus so I'm not too familiar with it.... oh Ron, we don't have head throws either )

Ouch!! I guess I know now why most fatalities in Aikido are in Japan. I doubt most Americans would hang around being forced to take ukemi like that. Assuming they weren't put in the hospital on the first go. Different cultures for sure.

I would really have some reservations about getting tossed like that. Granted, it was sort up an up and down, and I think relatively easy to get into position. And there was a pause at the apex to give them time to orient themselves and he didn't drive them into the mat (at least it seemed like it). But still. YIKES.

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