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Old 09-27-2011, 09:37 AM   #12
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Re: Iriminage and Gyaku Iriminage

Robin Boyd wrote: View Post
Well, as far as I'm concerned, it's kokyu-ho if you do it as an exercise, and kokyu-nage if you finish it as a throw. I have done it from morote-dori, ai-hanmi and gyakuhanmi katatedori, ryotedori, shomen-uchi, yokomen uchi, ryo-mune-tori, ushiro-tori, ushiro-kata tori, tsuki, ken-tori, jo-tori, and tanto-tori. Forgive me if I forgot any, but I don't think this is limited to morotedori.

As for whether it could be an irimi-nage, I don't see why not. There is a lot of irimi in it, and it's just a name after all.
The person in the picture looks like Hitohiro Saito Sensei but I could be wrong. I agree the name is a label it really doesn't matter what you call it, it is what it is. However in Iwama Ryu, this technique is called Morote Dori Kokyu ho, again you are right it is an exercise practised at the start of every class in every Iwama Style Dojo. From any other attack it is kokyu nage. It is a 'gateway' technique.

Last edited by gates : 09-27-2011 at 09:43 AM.

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