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Old 06-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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Re: how to classify kokyunage

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Oisin Bourke wrote: View Post
Where did you hear this?
My guess would be:

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Moderator: Was the training method then different than it is now?

Kobayashi: It was exactly the same, the same, but joint techniques, techniques that twisted and strengthened the joints, were the most common. To my recollection, techniques like Kokyu-nage were only done after we started giving demonstrations.

Since it would be just unbearable to watch everyone do Ikkyo or Nikyo (in a demonstration) they created techniques that could be done with a single movement. So, if you did those techniques in front of Ueshiba O-Sensei you would be scolded. He'd say things like - it's just impossible to throw anybody that way.
Yasuo Kobayashi and Fumiko Nakayama - Living Aikido: Part 1

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Chris

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