Originally posted by PeterR
I am a strong believer in using the trunk of the body. When doing aigamae-ate for example (read standard irimi-nage except that hand makes contact with chin) the hand doesn't push or hit but almost acts as a guide. The power comes from the hips.
<greg in his best pseudo bahamian accent replies>
No Mon, I mean, like _really_ there _only_ to provide shape. No contact a'tall. Some, dat is, not us.
<back in his normal, twangy, Tennessee/Texas accent, greg goes on>
We actually do it both ways, but we don't see anything wrong with there being contact, even rough contact, between the "irimi arm" and the neck/chin. But we're kind of unrefined. <by choice(?)>.