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Old 03-17-2011, 07:16 AM   #13
Carsten Möllering
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Re: irimi nage spinning

There are a lot of different understandings of the same technique, just like Daren stated.

When we do irimi nage there is just irimi - tenkan - 180° pivot on both legs (called henka in our terms). uke is guided in a way that he can be thrown from this position.

Just like Alejandro said we think it to be important to control uke in a way so that he can't try a take down from his lower position. We think that otherwise most people who are not used to aikido ukemi would try to attack the legs of tori when offered such a nice opportunity.
So we control uke, an when more advanced we don't bring him down so much but just do a little kuzushi and then guide him.

Last edited by Carsten Möllering : 03-17-2011 at 07:30 AM.
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