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Old 02-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #12
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Re: The hand change on nikkyo ura is kicking my a.....

Nikkyo ura is one of the techniques which has its pros and cons depending on what you expect from it at any given time.

Personally I love to go into ikkyo, lock the arm of uke on my leg - and then set up ura from there. [control, control, control... at each point there is no way for you to do anything - its really fun this way as it gives you the most control and you can play with uke like a puppet.]

Of course there is the non-lock version where you basically start off with nikkyo, but I find it time consuming to be practical... not saying that it cant be mastered that way, but fast paced is trickier this way from what I have experienced.

Basically I look at ikkyo as the base for all the pinning techniques for the most part [well, to be fair - ikkyo, nikkyo, sankyo, as yonkyo, gokyo, and rokkyo have a bit of a different swing to it... for me rokkyo and kotegaeshi ura go nicely together - if one isn't working the other is a natural back up in a quick situation.]

Anyway... hope you find a way that works for you and you enjoy.



Last edited by dalen7 : 02-02-2010 at 02:31 PM.

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