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Old 06-28-2007, 02:11 AM   #11
Dirk Hanss
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Dojo: Aikidoschule Trier
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Re: Nikkyo omote or not...

Well, just my 2 cts.
When teaching to beginners, my teacher does not point out the differences very much. (Gyaku Hanmi) Katatedori - and katadori) ikkyo and nikyo look quite the same and are done the same, when you get a little bit more advanced and know mainly the footwork, he would tell you that even if it looks the same, in ikkyo (old name ude osae - "elbow control") your control is focussed on the elbow, while in nikyo (old name kote mawashi - "wrist twist") the control is focussed on the kote.

Hope that helps a little bit.

best regards

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