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Old 05-14-2008, 02:50 AM   #3
Dojo: Stockholms Aikidoklubb
Location: Stockholm
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 601
Re: Making Kote Gaeshi Work - With Resistance

How does your school do kotegaeshi, breaking the wrist sideways with the thumbs on the backside of the hand or do you put your fingers in the same direction as ukes hand and roll his fingers in to the weak spot slightly behind his elbow? I havenīt found anyone that can resist the "roll-method" as long as you get the correct position and disruption of their balance so that kotegaeshi is an option. And getting the balance break and correct position is much more difficult (at least for me) than the "wrist twist".

Dalen Johnson wrote: View Post
When you are going for kotegaeshi, and someones hand is stiff as a board, and the guy is stronger than do you 'break' the stiffness to get the bend needed for kote gaeshi?
Is there a pressure point?

Last edited by grondahl : 05-14-2008 at 02:59 AM.
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