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Old 08-26-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Re: Neat teaching techniques: teachers and students

Sensei usually uses the bokken or the jo, but last weekend he tied a string to his uke's fingers (made them a pupet basically) and then held the other end in his hand. He then went to demonstrate a technique where he was doing shomenuchi (we were working on shomenuchi ikkyo). When he lifted his arm, uke's came up. He wanted to demonstrate that you lead with your fingers and that you begin to move in as nage begins to do shomenuchi

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