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Old 10-14-2008, 07:47 AM   #44
Location: NJ
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 241
Re: Koshi Nage - Distance Between Nage's Feet

Would say feet together for a few reasons:

1. to keep uke from landing on your leg
2. to teach nage to bend his knees to scoop up uke with his butt, keeping uke on the small flat of his back
3. to keep koshi nage movement from being more of tripping motion like in judo. Not that there is anything wrong about tripping; we talking aikido throws.

Oh and shame on everyone for letting this conversation degrade into school yard name calling match.
And shame on you Jen, you are teacher you should know better not to get drawn into a fight like that. Where is your awareness, zanshin?????????


Dont make me, make you, grab my wrist.
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