Thread: ashi sabaki
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Old 07-04-2000, 03:45 PM   #7
AikiTom
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Victor,
"Kaiten-ashi" in my understanding is really a combination of two ashi-sabaki moves. First, step forward in a tsugi-ashi, then perform a tenkan.
The ashi-sabaki we teach in our school are:
1) Tsugi-ashi (which sounds like your okuriashi)
2) Ayumi-ashi (natural walk)
3) Tenkai-ashi (pivoting in place and re-distributing weight)
4) Tenkan-ashi (common accepted way_
5) Kaiten-ashi as described above.

Good luck on the rest!

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