Thread: why koshinage?
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Old 11-06-2000, 11:56 AM   #6
Dan Hover
Dojo: Bond Street Dojo/Aikido of Greater Milwaukee
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 132
Koshinage's really break down into two types sankyo types and Shihonage types. the easiest way to teach both of these is work on the fundamental precursor techniques(sankyo,shihonage)after that I start them on Koshinages from Suwari waza, believe it or not. the fear factor and the set up for the throw aren't as scary when they are only a foot of the ground especially for shihonage type koshi's. then after that add the height. I try to avoid just "loading" uke onto Nage's back and stopping the throw there, as this stops the flow and can hurt nage's back. And it doesn't really teach anyone anything, uke doesn't learn ukemi, nage doesn't really learn how to throw.

Dan Hover

of course that's my opinion, I could be wrong
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