View Single Post
Old 12-18-2000, 11:55 AM   #7
BC
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 432
Offline
In our dojo, we call the back step "tenshin." It's not a step straight backwards, but backwards at an angle to get off the line of the attack and to take uke's balance before moving to another angle to complete the technique.

Robert Cronin
  Reply With Quote