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Old 11-07-2011, 07:58 AM   #4
Janet Rosen
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Re: walking in a circle technique??

Since OP says it is merely a lead in to a variety of techniques, it sounds to me like basic blending exercise (kokyu ho) followed by extension to move uke forward off-balance.
If so, Darren, I would say the focus is not on "walking uke around you" but 1. connecting with uke on the initial move then 2. imbalancing uke forward then 3. continuing to extend forward with uke, keeping your energy forward, your inside foot forward, inside hip extending forward while you let your center rotate away from uke (the result is your outside hip and foot kick back, but you are explicitly NOT stepping back/away from uke, you are continuing an extending turning movement)

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