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Old 09-29-2011, 07:18 AM   #28
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan Aikido Dojo
Location: North Carolina
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 20
Re: Kotegaeshi: hand or wrist?

Reuben Yap wrote: View Post
The way that I find works for me is to ensure that the opponent is overextended so that his balance is broken already before applying the kote-gaeshi so that you aren't just relying on the wrist-turn (and is generally less painful). Trying to kote-gaeshi someone with a strong wrist in a balanced position is risky. Just my 2 cents.
Our dojo seems to rely upon this heavily, and many (including myself) are building resistance to static kote-gaeshi, enough so that you can almost walk out of it.
I say thumb in between pinky-ring finger knuckles and other fingers wrapped tightly around meat of the hand with a dynamic technique is the best way for this technique.

Though only one enemy calls you out
Be on your best guard.
To deal with one adversary in the spirit of facing ten thousand
Is the Way of the Warrior.
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