Thread: kotegaishi
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Old 06-02-2002, 08:05 PM   #1
Dojo: SBMA Aikido Dojo
Location: Olongapo, Phillippines
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 13
Tongue kotegaishi

Our dojo now switch from traditional to modern arts and when my sensei demonstrated kotegaishi It gave me reasons to research on this.

the traditional art is leading you uke first in a circular way making him face opposite when he attacks distracting the balance then applying the pin by twisting opposite his balance.

the modern art is applied by moving backward applying an almost downward parry to the hand using unbendable arms then applying the pin only this time not twisting but forward the opponent while pulling him towards you.

my question is, which is most effective ? and are there any other versions of the same art ?


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