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Old 07-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #7
Bryan Sproles
Dojo: NOLA Aikido
Location: New Orleans
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 31
Re: Irimi Nage as Kokyu nage?

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
Every technique is kokyu nage and every technique is ikkyo.
Rob: I have noticed that from many techniques, it actually *is* ikkyo that actually takes uke to the ground. We typically did combinations like nikyo -> ikkyo, or sankyo -> ikkyo to bring uke to the mat.

One of my favorite techniques is shiho-nage - in the same Aikido book, they call it a "controlling" technique (in the same section with ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo, etc), but I've always considered it to be more of a projection or throw, even though in many cases, tori goes to one knee to finish the "throw".

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