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Old 05-14-2008, 07:51 AM   #15
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Dojo: Karcag Aikido Club
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Re: Making Kote Gaeshi Work - With Resistance

I will add to the above post...

While grabbing the hand, by placing your thumb on the base of the ukes ring and pinky finger might work for what Im looking for - i.e., the stubborn uke trying to prove something...I would think in a real situation, its easier to grab the wrist...also in a real situation the uke will not be predisposed to having his wrist already prepped in locked up.

So its a win win scenario - a technique that suits each purpose.

I suppose that is what aikido is all about - making it work for you, and flowing...not being stuck with one idea.


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