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Old 03-02-2003, 10:28 AM   #7
Dojo: Federación Mexicana de Aikido
Location: Mexico City
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 188
Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Also, I'm curious to ask everyone here:

What do you physically do to nage in a katatedori attack in your dojo? What's the intent of the attack?

-- Jun
We don´t think of katatedori as an attack, but as an exercise of exchanging and blending energy. That said we try to restrict nage´s movement, not just his arm, but all his/her body. For nage to break uke´s balance and escape the hold he/she must blend with proper tai sabaki. When I show katatedori sototenkan to the newbies I show how uke can follow up with an attack, so (I think) they get the point that katatedori is a real situation they could face.
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