Re: Kote Gaeshi (Aiki-no-jitsu) in a double stick Eskrima Fight
Shawn in a kinesthetic player. He is near blind without glasses and chooses to fight without them.
He has learned a basic skill John Clodig taught me, that is to feel the opponent's full structure (even the bottom of his feet) from your hands and hara while in motion.
All of the actions, sequencing, forces and connections I have mentioned in other posts are present in this quarter second. He used no grip to make it happen. He used frictional guidance and body positioning to obtain kuzushi.
I asked Nathan how he experienced it right after the bout. He was obviously hyped up. He swore he had lost his footing and slipped on his own. He never felt it coming.