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Old 12-13-2009, 10:10 PM   #7
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Gyaku hanmi vs gyakute-dori

Gyakute dori and katate dori are not opposites. I have already explained gyakute dori in the previous post. Katate (片手) simply means 'one hand' (as distinct from both hands 両手 or 諸手).

With katate-dori (one hand grab), you can be in gyaku hanmi or ai hanmi.

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