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Old 02-05-2012, 04:57 AM   #10
Mario Tobias
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 256
Re: Techniques in themselves don't work

continuing from my post above, consider a very simple example

Tai no henko is the most basic exercise we have yet it is the most often unused and misunderstood IMHO. Tai no henko is one of the underlying principles to initiate connection, break uke's kuzushi, initiate wrist escapes or draw uke towards nage. Not only is it an exercise but it is also used for techniques but this is not known to many I practiced with. I think not many people know how tai no henko is properly used. We only think of it as the first exercise we do after completing warm-up yet it is one of the most important fundamentals when doing a lot of techniques. Leave out this aspect and you won't be able to do the technique properly.

Last edited by Mario Tobias : 02-05-2012 at 05:09 AM.
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