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Old 07-09-2003, 08:10 AM   #14
Tim Griffiths
Dojo: Nes Ziona Aikikai
Location: Suzhou, China
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 188
Adrian Neagu (adrian) wrote:
Some people here dream of using Kotegaeshi in a real fight just like in the Dojo, well i don't.
It works just fine.
Let's say the atack is shomenuchi, you do sankyo or kotegaeshi. If the atack is centered, the arm highly stressed, there's no way you'll do much...
Kotegaeshi works just fine.
..The normal reaction is to pull the hand when it's grabed.
Yes, but as you are not stuck to the ground you can move with it, yes? This is the 'sticky hands' feeling that tori needs to develop.

A stiffer uke means a shorter technique, no running around in circles. It means the timing has to be better. But - it also means the technique works better - and is much harder on uke (actually, he makes it hard for himself).

This really needs to be a part of everyone's training - to once give your sensei a really hard time. Then, when you get up from the ground, rubbing your wrists and sucking your bruised lip, you can carry on training with the knowledge that someday it really won't matter much how uke attacks - fast, slow, soft, hard, committed, feinting, aware or with their eyes shut. It all works just fine.

Train well,


If one makes a distinction between the dojo and the battlefield, or being in your bedroom or in public, then when the time comes there will be no opportunity to make amends. (Hagakure)
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