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Old 05-13-2011, 01:04 PM   #27
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Re: Kotegaeshi: hand or wrist?

Matthew Gano wrote: View Post middle finger in the wrist crease being a and pinkie being b?
To anyone: what are the pluses and minuses between these two? I understand if everything else (structure) is solid enough it's probably somewhat moot, but I'm curious about different folks interpretations. I've been taught version b, for the record, which seems like it would potentially affect more bend to the wrist due to the palm being centered more on the back of aite's hand...but that's just my guess. Coincidentally, we seem to also really enjoy the index-finger "button" with the other hand for least, the last few times I practiced it that's how we were working the technique.
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