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Old 10-09-2011, 02:58 PM   #4
alexwi
Join Date: Sep 2011
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Re: Soft vs hard (correct?) kote gaeshi?

Well both ways take Uke to the ground....

Apart from Uke being able to "counter attack", I understood from the description that

"not being able to break fall" = "not being able to reduce the wrist torsion", hence the possible breaking of it...

The (few) times I practiced kote gaeshi, it was always done the soft form i.e. I could go down to the mat and spin somehow, without any major pain/problems...

Maybe the "hard" form is correct, AND in fact can be ukemi(ed)?
As a beginner, here I am probably asking this question in fact
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