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Old 06-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #9
Chris Parkerson
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Re: Kote Gaeshi (Aiki-no-jitsu) in a double stick Eskrima Fight

In Yanagi, we take the meaning of Kote as "forearm". It has to do with softly locking up the clavicle and scapulae (and thus affecting the opponents center) by softly rotating the radial and ulna. This action is accomplished using as few as the last 3 fingers of your left hand. There is no leg assist. No reap. As your body closes with the conjunction point, your mass doesn't have to make contact to effect the throw.

It can look like sumi otosh, but, for me, sumi is about using the humerus bone to contact with the center rather than the forearm.

Namaste,

Chris
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