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Old 01-08-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: The shoulder grab - where does this come from

Peter Gr´┐Żndahl wrote: View Post
As a set up to kata dori men uchi: grab and control the arm, break his balance and strike him?

In Iwama style it comes from a shomen uchi/ate situation where uke cuts down the arm, grabs the shoulder and then strikes.
Are you saying that the shoulder grab only comes up in more advanced training in your tradition?

Or is it a regular setup for basic static practice, and what you are talking about is more of an explanation of why the attack would happen?
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