Re: Tsuki Iriminage - Step back hand grab
Hi Tim. Well, we step straight back in a straight line and try to catch that striking hand as we step back. It isn't like tenshin or an omote parry, for example - straight back. If we move 45 degrees to the inside, then I don't think we can do ura, and if we move 45 degrees to the outside then it is very hard to catch the tsuki anymore.
We are not allowed to step to the side - it must be straight back, capture, then cover a large distance to enter deep behind for irimi nage.
Do you guys have any advice for grabbing incoming tsuki fists?